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Barcelona have exercised the option to sign Nigeria striker, Asisat Oshoala, on a permanent deal from Dalian Quanjian.

The 24-year-old initially joined Barca on a six-month loan deal in January, following the postponement of 2019 Chinese Women’s Super League.

Oshoala netted eight goals after 11 games in all competitions since then.

Her impressive performances have convinced the club to hand her a two-year contract, that will keep her in Catalonia until June 2022.

“Asisat Oshoala and FC Barcelona have linked a new contract until June 30, 2022, after the agreement for transfer from the club on the 1st of July between Dalian Quanjian and Dalian club.

“The Nigerian forward, 24, arrived at Barca on January 31 as a transfer from the Chinese entity. In these four months, Oshoala has played eleven official games as a player and scored eight goals, including the first team in a Champions League final in Budapest.

“The three-time best African soccer player of the year is currently concentrated with the Nigerian national team before playing the World Cup in France, starting June 7. When the calendar so permits, the act of signing of the new Oshoala contract with Barca will take place,” an official club statement read on Friday.

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