By David Meshioye: Super Eagles striker Brown Ideye bid fellow Nigerian Mikel Obi and other Tianjin Teda teammates farewell on Thursday as he got set for a six-month loan deal with LaLiga club Malaga.
sports.sina.com.cn reported that Ideye was not listed as Teda lost 2-1 to Kickers Offenbach in the club’s winter training match in Marbella, Spain, as the club continued their build-up towards the new Chinese Super League season.
The Chinese outlet had revealed that Malaga was in serious negotiations with Tianjin Teda regarding a loan deal for the Nigerian before this January transfer window closes.
Malaga and Tianjin Teda finally agreed a loan deal for Ideye on loan to end speculations surrounding the player’s future at the Chinese side.
He endured a torrid time at Teda since joining the Chinese Super League club from Olympiacos.
Tianjin Teda paid Olympiakos €12m euros to land Ideye in 2016 but he has struggled to get into the first team competition since last summer.
Malaga currently have 11 points in the 2017/2018 La iga table and are in last place .