Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala has joined Barcelona Femeni on a permanent basis after signing a three years contract.
Asisat spent the second half of the 2018-19 season on loan to Catalan club from Chinese Women’s Super League side Dalian Quanjian.
Oshoala has scored eight goals in 11 games in all competitions for Barcelona helping to win Liga Iberdrola and reaching Champions League final with her attacking prowess by scoring the only goal in Blaugrana Ladies’ 4-1 defeat to Olympic Lyon in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final in Budapest this month.
“Asisat Oshoala and FC Barcelona are to sign a new contract that ties the player to the Catalan club until 30 June 2022, following the agreement for the Nigerian international to be transferred to the club from Chinese side Dalian Quanjian,” the club announced on their official website.
“The 24-year-old striker came to Barça last January 31 on what was originally a loan move.
In her four months here, Oshoala has played in eleven competitive fixtures and returned eight goals, including what will always be the team’s first ever goal in a Champions League Final, although it wasn’t enough to bring the trophy back from Budapest.
“Voted African Women’s Footballer of the Year three times, she is currently away with her national team preparing for the World Cup in France, where the Super Falcons share a tough group with the host nation, Norway and South Korea.
“For that reason, she is unable to put pen to paper right now, but will be doing so as soon as her schedule permits.
“The former Rivers Angels star is expected to feature for Nigeria at the next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.