Ujah rejoins Mainz

Nigeria international striker Anthony Ujah has rejoined Mainz from Chinese club Liaoning FC.

He returns to the Bundesliga side for an undisclosed fee and signs a three-and-a-half-year deal until summer 2021.

The 27-year-old scored twice in 17 appearances for the club in the 2011-12 season before he switched to Cologne.

"I'm extremely happy to return to Mainz, I'm looking forward to playing in the Bundesliga again.," he told the club's website.

"I have only good memories of my time here [at Mainz], My ambition is to help the team from the second half of the season to reach the goals of the club."

Mainz sporting director Rouven Schröder is delighted with the reunion and believes the Super Eagle will improve the squad.

"Anthony [Ujah] is an athletic, determined and strong attacker who has proved his qualities at the Bundesliga level," said Schröder.

"He adds real value to our squad, a great character and due to his short past here. We made sure that he commits to a long-term future at Mainz."

The forward, who has six Nigeria caps, courted controversy at Cologne when he pulled the horns of the club's goat mascot after scoring a goal.

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