Ighalo set for Premier League return after Chinese club got relegated

Ighalo set for Premier League return after Chinese club got relegated

- Odion Ighalo is seeking for a return to the Premier League in the January window

- The Super Eagles striker had a successful spell with Watford for three seasons

- The 29-year-old played a part in Watford's promotion into the Premier League

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has revealed he wants a move back to the Premier League after spending two years in the Chinese Super League.

The ex-Watford forward left Vicarage Road to join Changchun Yatai after falling out with the then Hornets manager Walter Mazzarri.

But 29-year-old wants a new challenge in England despite scoring an impressive 36 goals in 55 matches for his Chinese side.

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During Igahlo's spell with Watford in the Championships, the Nigerian international scored 20 goals to help them earn promotion into English topflight football.

The ex-Granada striker had a formidable partnership with Troy Deeney which made him a popular figure in Herfordshire.

However, his first season in the Premier League was not a bad one but the goals dried up and Ighalo failed to score in his final 15 matches before leaving the club.

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Ighalo then made a £20million January move to China in 2017 but he insisted his main preference was to stay in England.

He had previously turned down an offer from another Chinese Super League outfit Hebai China Fortune as no other Premier League clubs could match Changchun Yatai's bid at the time before leaving for the Asian country.

The Nigerian star is reportedly back in England to settle his future before the January window comes to a close.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigeria and Changchun Yatai striker Odion Ighalo has taken to social media to flaunt his recently completed mansion on his official Instagram page.

The 29-year-old, who has been on fire of late for the Super Eagles posted a video of the massive edifice which also has a swimming pool, gym, football field.

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