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Another Super Eagles star joins Mikel in Chinese club Tiajin Teda

Another Super Eagles star joins Mikel in Chinese club Tiajin Teda

Super eagles striker Brown Ideye has officially joined Nigerian teammate John Mikel Obi in same Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda FC.

Another Super Eagles star joins Mikel in Chinese club Tiajin Teda

Another Super Eagles star joins Mikel in Chinese club Tiajin Teda

Ideye had reportedly completed his medical on Wednesday, February 22 and confirmed the deal via his Instagram page.

He wrote: "I'll fly to China to sign for Tianjin Teda Football club. The opportunity came about quite suddenly and is one I felt I needed to take, after much thought and deliberation.

"Last year I had big offers from China and the Middle East as well as opportunities to move to mainland Europe but the thought did not cross my mind. I wanted to stay.

"Olympiacos has become our home and myself and my family have loved every minute. You took me into your hearts that’s something that will stay with me always. "

Reports say the former Olympiacos forward completed a two-and-a half-year contract for a transfer fee of €12 million (About N4billion). His contract, which runs until the summer of 2019, is worth €3 million per year.

The 28-year-old will find it easy in China as he will play alongside super sagles team-mate and captain John Mikel Obi and Gabon international Malick Evouna. He moved to Greece in August 2015 from English club West Bromwich Albion.

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Other top Nigerian stars that ply their trade in China are Obafemi Martins, Anthony Ujah, Odion Ighalo, John Mikel Obi and super falcons star, Asisat Ohoala who plays in the Chinese Women’s Super League.

Tiajin Teda is expected to unveil Ideye in the coming days before the start of new Chinese Super League season early March.

The Super Eagles star further confirmed his move in this Instagram post;

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