Odion Ighalo joins new club after leaving Chinese side, Changchun Yatai

Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo has joined Shanghai Shenhua FC from Chinese side, Changchun Yatai.

Ighalo suffered relegation with Changchun Yatai last season after scoring 22 goals for the club.

The 29-year-old, who was linked with several European clubs during the January transfer window, is expected to partner with former Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Martins at Shanghai Shenhua.

“Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Football Club and Changchun Yatai Football Club reached a transfer agreement, Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo officially joined Shanghai Greenland Shenhua,” read a statement on Shanghai Shenhua’s official website on Thursday.

Ighalo is expected to make his debut for Shanghai Shenhua against Shanghai SIPG when the Chinese Super League, CSL, resumes on March 1.