Nigeria international Brown Ideye has joined Malaga after a successful medical.
The agreement between Malaga and Chinese club Tianjin Teda will see Ideye remain on loan at the Spanish La Liga side until the end of the 2017-2018 season.
With the World Cup approaching, the former West Brom man had to look for a new employer after he was demoted to the reserve team of Tianjin Teda.
He is the second Super Eagles striker to make a return to Europe from China in the January transfer window, following in the footsteps of Anthony Ujah who joined Mainz 05.
The 29-year-old scored two goals in a friendly against Malaga CF during the 2013/14 campaign.