Asian champions Al Hilal sign former Man United striker Ighalo from Al Shabab

July 17, 2019 Nigeria's Odion Ighalo celebrates scoring their first goal 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 rivals Al Shabab.

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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