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Odion Ighalo joins Shanghai Shenhua from Changchun Yatai

Photo: Shanghai Shenhua on Twitter

international has moved from one Chinese side to another as he will now ply his trade with Shanghai Shenhua.

Ighalo leaves following their relegation last season, finishing below Chongqing Dangdai Lifan and Tianjin Teda on head to head records in a closely fought battle.

After spending most of the early part of this decade rotating between the different Pozzo family owned clubs, Ighalo rose to prominence in the 2015-16 season with Watford where he enjoyed some superb goalscoring form, bagging 15 goals and only being outscored by six different players.

Ighalo’s new club, , are well known among African football fans since their signed Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba after he won Chelsea the 2012 UEFA Champions League. Currently they have more of a South American contingent, boasting the likes of Fredy Guarin, Giovanni Moreno and Oscar Romero in their ranks.

The 29 year old looks set to make his debut in his club’s first game of the new season in a local derby against Shanghai East Asia on Friday March 1st at 1:35PM Egyptian time.

Match Reporter and Editor at Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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