By James Agberebi: Nigerian striker Brown Ideye has completed his loan move to Spanish Laliga side Malaga from Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda until the end of the season.
The deal, which was announced on Malaga’s official website on Monday, was confirmed after Ideye passed his medicals.
Ideye made 14 appearances for Tianjin Teda, scoring four goals.
“Málaga CF have signed Brown Ideye on loan until the end of the season, from the Chinese clubTianjin Teda. The striker has already passed the relevant medical examination at the Vithas Salud Rincon Medical Center Rosaleda,” Malaga announced on their official website.
“Aide Brown Ideye, born in Nigeria on October 10, 1988 (29 years old), is a powerful striker and scorer with extensive experience in several European leagues. After emerging in the Nigerian football scene in 2006, a year later he joined Switzerland side Neuchatel Xamax (2007-09).
“Later, Ideye played for FC Sochaux in the French Ligue 1 (2009-11) and Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv (2011-14), where he scored two goals in a friendly against Málaga CF in the 2013/14 campaign.
“He also signed for West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League (2014-15) and Greek’s Olympiacos FC (2015-17). His notable goalscoring figures drew the attention of the emerging Super League in China, signing last year for Tianjin Teda.
“Ideye has 28 internationals (6 goals) with Nigeria’s national team, with whom he won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013.
“At club level, he won the Super League with Olympiakos as well as a Ukrainian Cup and Super Cup with Dynamo Kyiv.”