Arsenal and Nigeria star Oshoala heads for China

Nigeria winger Asisat Oshoala has left Women’s Super League One club Arsenal Ladies to join Chinese side Dalian Quanjian.

The 22-year-old won the BBC’s inaugural Women’s Footballer of the Year Award in 2015.

She helped the Gunners win the Women’s FA Cup at Wembley in May 2016, as well as playing for her country at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

China has set its sights on becoming a “world football superpower” by 2050, an ambition that includes developing a national team capable of winning the World Cup.

Oshoala’s China move mirrors the recent high-profile signings in the men’s game, including Brazilian star Oscar, who last month went from Chelsea to Chinese side Shanghai SIPG for an eye-watering £60m ($75m) fee.

BBC

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