Super
Eagles striker, Brown Ideye arrived in Tianjin early on Wednesday
morning to sign for Chinese Super League side, Tianjin Teda.

Ideye
was top scorer for Greek side, Olympiacos before a twelve million
euros transfer was agreed between both side early last week.

I
am in Tianjin. I arrived this morning,” Ideye told
Naijafootball247.com.

He
arrives in Tianjin to sign the dotted lines for his new club after
personal terms were agreed last week, but first he will go for his
medicals.

I
am on my way for my medicals now,” Ideye said.

Shortly
before departure from Greece, he penned an emotional letter to fans
of Olympiacos on instagram.

In
it he explained how the move to China came about.

The
opportunity came about quite suddenly and is one I felt I needed to
take,” Ideye said.

Last
year I had big offers from China and the Middle East as well as
opportunities to move to mainland Europe but the thought did not
cross my mind. I wanted to stay.

Olympiacos
has become our home; myself and my family have loved every minute.
You took me into your hearts and that’s something that will stay
with me always.

I
want to thank the president, Mr Marinakis who did so much to bring me
here. I remember fondly, spending the last two days of the summer
transfer window with him where he worked tirelessly to bring me to
the club. Sometimes we forget the effort and money he has put into
the club, and how hard he works to keep Olympiacos at the top. To him
I’m grateful.”

Ideye
described Olympiacos as one of the best run clubs he has played for
where everything is done right to enhance performances on the pitch.

I
will miss my teams mates, past and present, some of who have become
close friends. Without them one player is nothing. I’m looking
forward to the new challenge in a new league, new team mates and new
way of life,”

Ideye
started his career with Ocean Boys in the Nigerian League. He moved
to Switzerland to play with Nuechatel Xamax and then France with
Sochaux before Ukrainian side, Dinamo Kiev.

Before
he joined Olympiacos he had a one year stint with West Bromich Albion
in England. 

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