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‘Thank you’ – Ex-Manchester United star Ighalo says farewell to Shanghai Shenhua with Al Shabab circling

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14:05 GMT 04/02/2021

Odion Ighalo

Ahead of his switch to King Fahd Stadium, the former Nigeria international has said goodbye to the Flower of Shanghai

Odion Ighalo has posted a farewell message to Shanghai Shenhua ahead of his anticipated move to Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab.

The 31-year-old is expected to be announced as a White Lion player on Thursday after passing his medicals as well as agreeing his term with the Pro League outfit.

However, Ighalo’s Instagram post hints there will be no doubt about his switch to Carlos Inarejos’ men.

Alongside an image of himself in a Shanghai Shenhua jersey, the former Granada and Watford man wrote: “Xiexie” – which means ‘Thank You’ in Chinese.

Following Changchun Yatai’s relegation from the Chinese Super League to League One, the former Nigeria international joined the Flower of Shanghai

There, he reunited with his former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores under whom he enjoyed an impressive goalscoring run in his debut Premier League season.