Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala has joined FC Barcelona Ladies on a six-month loan deal from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian that will expire on June 30.
The 24-year-old who flew into Spain on Thursday morning to sign the contract at the Camp Nou in the presence of club’s sports manager Markel Zubizarreta after undergoing the routine medical checks.
The club who announced the deal on their twitter handle said Oshoala was signed based on her European football experience at Arsenal in 2016 and Liverpool in 2015.
She’s quick and powerful (1.73 m and 70 kg) and has previous experience European football experience at Arsenal in 2016 and Liverpool in 2015,” the club tweeted.
An excited Oshoala who has been named the CAF Female Africa player on three occasions expressed her happiness at joining one of the best clubs in the world.
“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 said on the club’s twitter handle.
She burst into limelight after winning the Golden Ball and Golden Boot at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada. She was also the top scorer in the Chinese Women’s league in 2017.