A move is imminent in Saudi Arabia’s money-grabbing league.
“Odion Ighalo is close to signing a two-year deal with Al Wehda,” Sky Sports reported on Wednesday.
“Ighalo is expected to undergo a medical this week,” the report added.
“My career is coming to an end. I don’t know if it will be one year or two. It will be less than three years,” he said.
“I’ve been playing for passion, but now I’m playing for money. At the end of the day, it’s about money,” he said, adding that he is realistic.
“Cristiano Ronaldo made 100 times more money than I’ve made in my entire life. Yet, he went to the Saudi Arabian league. Is it passion? No, it’s about money.” 스포츠토토
The Saudi league is a popular destination for superstars to finish their careers. The level of play is higher than before and the paychecks are generous.
It started with Al Nasr’s signing of Cristiano Ronaldo. He capitalized on the superstar effect and opened the door for other players.
More superstar signings have followed, with the likes of Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Leo Neves, Kalidou Koulibaly, Edouard Mendy, Fabinho, and Sadio Mane forming an ultra-luxury squad.
Ighalo broke through in Saudi Arabia with Al Shabab after spells at Watford and Manchester United.
He then continued his career at Al Hilal and when his contract expired, he looked for a new destination. He has remained in Saudi Arabia and will join Al Wehda.