Al Hilal signs former Man United forward Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has signed up to play for Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal after a 12-month stint at Al Shabab.

Odion Ighalo is currently the Saudi Professional League’s joint top scorer, with 12 goals.   -  REUTERS

Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has signed for reigning Asian champions Al Hilal, the Saudi Arabian club said on Sunday.

The Nigeria international, who spent a year on loan at Old Trafford from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, has signed an 18-month contract with the Riyadh-based club after a 12-month stint at Saudi rival Al Shabab.

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The 32-year-old is currently the Saudi Professional League’s joint top scorer, with 12 goals alongside Al Nassr’s Anderson Talisca.

Ighalo replaces former France international forward Bafetimbi Gomis, who left Al Hilal last week after helping the club win the Asian Champions League in both 2019 and 2021.

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