UEFA Champions League finalists, Barcelona have exercised the option to sign Nigeria striker Asisat Oshoala on a permanent deal from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian.
The 24-year-old three time African footballer of the year initially joined Barcelona on a six-month loan deal in January.
Asisat Oshoala and FC Barcelona have linked a new contract until June 30, 2022, after the agreement for transfer from the club on the 1st of July between Dalian Quanjian and Dalian club,” the club announced on its website
“The Nigerian forward, 24, arrived at Barca on January 31 as a transfer from the Chinese entity. In these four months, Oshoala has played eleven official games as a coach and scored eight goals, including the first team in a Champions League final in Budapest”
“The three-time best African soccer player of the year is currently concentrated with the Nigerian national team before playing the World Cup in France, starting June 7. When the calendar so permits, the act of signing of the new Oshoala contract with Barca will take place”
Oshoala is part of Nigeria’s squad to 2019 Women’s World Cup in France this summer and she is one of the star attractions.
She scored eight goals after 11 games in all competitions for Barcelona.
Oshoala was part of Barcelona’s team that made it the Uefa Women’s Champions League final and scored the consolation goal in their 4-1 loss to Lyon in Budapest.