Super Eagles striker, Brown
Ideye will be the record signing of Chinese Super League side,
Tianjin Teda after a deal was agreed between the club and Greek
champions, Olympiacos.

Olympiacos cashed in on Ideye
as they agreed a twelve million Euros deal for their top scorer, a
fee that makes him the most expensive player signed by Teda.

Olympiacos reeling from the
financial weight of not qualifying for the Champions League and their
recent inability to pay salaries on time will be happy with the deal
for a player they paid just a little over five million euros for,
less than two years ago.

Late on Tuesday, after long
drawn out negotiations, Ideye and officials of Teda agreed personal
terms and the transfer will be made official by Olympiacos in the
coming days.

Before this deal was agreed,
the previous record deal for the Chinese side was for Gabonese
striker, Malick Evouna who joined from Egyptian side, El Ahly for
about seven million Euros.

Ideye joined Olympiakos from
West Bromwich Albion in 2015 and after scoring 13 goals in his first
season, he now had 15 goals in all competitions this season.

Tianjin Teda only recently
signed Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi from Chelsea and they
open their Chinese Super League season with an away game against
Shandong Luneng on March 4, 2017, but they will not be the only
Nigerians who have played for the club.

Henry Makinwa signed for Teda
in July 2010 and then there was Akpo Sodje who was at the club in the
2011/12 season, signing from Hibernian.

Obiora Odita was there in the
2010/11 season from Serbia’s FK Javor and then Benedict Akwuebu
played there in the 2005/06 season.

Alfred Emuejeraye was also on
the books of Teda in 2009/10.

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