- Odion Ighalo's move to Manchester United made Gernot Rohr happy
- He is now ready to convince the the striker to return to Super Eagles
- Ighalo retired from national team after the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has expressed happiness following Odion Ighalo's move to Premier League giants Manchester United where he will be until the end of the season.
Manchester United's problems in front of goals this season in all competitions forced the club's chiefs to enter the transfer market where they signed Odion Ighalo on loan.
The 30-year-old Nigerian striker played for two seasons at Watford before he left the English topflight for a move to China.
Gernot Rohr has now explained that it will be hard for him to overlook a striker who is playing for Manchester United in the Premier League.
He added that he believes Odion Ighalo can be a source of motivation for his players in their coming games.
''You know he is a very good player on and off the pitch and I have already spoken with him about his new move to Manchester United which we are very happy for.
''If a player is playing in Manchester United each coach of national teams would like to have him. Our young players could learn a lot on the side of this great goal scorer,''. Gernot Rohr told AOIFootball.
Meanwhile, Odion Ighalo now becomes first Nigerian superstar who will play for Manchester United in the Premier League.
He retired from international football after the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt where he helped Nigeria to win bronze and also finished as top scorer.
Nigeria Football Federation have been trying to convince Odion Ighalo since he retired to make a return, but efforts have been futile.
As it stands presently, Gernot Rohr could convince him to make a return to the Super Eagles soon.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Odion Ighalo arrived Manchester from Shanghai after making a winter move from his Chinese Super League club on deadline day.
Much has been said about the Nigerian striker from players and fans since the ex- Watford star signed a six month loan move to Old Trafford.
The 31-year-old traveled for almost 16 hours from his base in China to arrive at the airport and he was caught up with a journalist who asked him about his move to the Manchester club.
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