Asisat Oshoala joins Fc Barcelona on loan

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Super falcons forward Asisat Oshoala has completed a loan move to Barcelona women until the end of the season.

The club on its website revealed that Oshoala arrived in Barcelona on Thursday morning for the routine medical checks and then signed her contract in the president’s office at the Camp Nou in the presence of the director responsible for the section, Maria Teixidor, and sports manager Markel Zubizarreta.

The 24-year-old joins from Chinese champions Dalian Quanjian, while the league is in its off-season.

The former BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year is keen to keep in shape ahead of June’s World Cup in France.

Oshoala has been with Quanjian since February 2017 after she left English side Arsenal Ladies.

Speaking while signing the contract, Oshoala said, “This is obviously one of the best clubs in the world. The team has a great history and wonderful football mentality”.

“I am excited about playing with Vicky Losada again. She’s a great midfielder, with a lot of energy and skill. I also met Fabiana in China and she helped me to make this decision.

“My goal is to strengthen the team and help them to win and make history. This is a fantastic opportunity because I’m sure something big will happen here.”

She won her third Women’s Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Falcons in Ghana last year, scoring three goals as Nigeria lifted the title for a ninth time.

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