Former Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo is set to move to Saudi Arabian club, Al Wehda.
Sky Sports reports that Ighalo reached an agreement with the club for a two-year contract having received approval from the Saudi Pro-League.
The 34-year-old ex-Nigeria international is expected to undergo medicals this week. Ighalo is joining Al Wehda as a free agent having left Al Hilal at the end of his contract in June 2023.
He was the top scorer in the Saudi Pro League in the 2021/2022 season.
In other sports news…
Former Manchester City forward, Sergio Aguero has claimed that Lionel Messi chose to join Inter Miami over moving to Saudi Arabia because of his family’s convenience.
Messi moved to Inter Miami in July 2023 after rejecting a world-record contract from Saudi Arabian club, Al Hilal.
Aguero told Stake that the 36-year-old Argentina captain may have been tired of high-level football and thus decided to join the American club, where he can play and relax.
He said; “I think that at the end of this stage, with the age that Leo [Lionel Messi] and Cristiano are, and many players aged 32 and 33, maybe they are tired of so much demand to be at a high level.
“I think that Leo opted for him and his family to be well and to be able to play as relaxed as possible; and in the other case if he had been playing in Europe, obviously that the requirement is different and so he can’t play his last years the way he wanted, which is to enjoy, right?
“And obviously, I think that between Miami and Arabia, I think he chose Miami for convenience. Miami is a nice place, there are lots of Latinos, and I think he also saw it from the family side, which I think they can fit quite well in Miami, and in Arabia it can be more complicated, right? I think he saw nothing more than that”.
Meanwhile in another news…
Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar Jnr, recently vowed to someday return to his boyhood club, Santos.
The Brazilian international who is nursing a knee injury appeared at Santos’ Copa Sudamericana clash with Audax Italiano on Thursday, April 20.
Speaking after watching a match from one of the club’s executive boxes, Neymar said his return will be sooner than expected.
He told GOAL: “It is nice to come back to my house. I feel at home here, so happy to be back here after ten years. Unfortunately, it was a draw, I wanted the win. I came here to support Santos and receive the affection of the fans.
“It was the club that gave me everything, that opened doors for me and my family, that revealed me to the world. One day I will be back. I will be back soon.”
Neymar’s contract with PSG will expire in 2025 and may consider renewing his deal with the French Ligue 1 champions.