Watford star says he’ll move to China for “crazy” money’

Watford star says he’ll move to China for “crazy” money’


Odion Ighalo is staying at Vicarage Road for now but has left the door open for a deal to be made in the future.

Watford received a £37.5m bid from the Sven Goran Eriksson managed Shanghai SIPG, but rejected it before deadline day as the Nigerian has yet no interest in moving to China at this stage in his career.

Ighalo also sensationally turned down a £300,000 per week deal from Chinese club Hebei last summer.

“I’m not moved by money from China. Yes it is big and crazy. When the right time comes I will go”, Ighalo said as reported by the Daily Star.

“But now is not the right time. I love playing in the Premier League. It’s all I’ve wanted to do.”

“My mum and my siblings watch me in action in the best league in the world. I still have unfinished business in England.”

The 27-year-old, who scored 15 goals in the Premier League last season, joined the Hornets from fellow Pozzo-owned club Udinese in Italy in 2014, originally on loan.

The Chinese Super League has attracted a number of big names in recent times, most notably with former Southampton forward and Italian international Graziano Pelle joining Shandong Luneng on a deal making him the fifth highest player in the world.

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