Ighalo eyes EPL comeback
Ighalo eyes EPL comeback
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Ighalo eyes EPL comeback

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo is eyeing a return to the English Premier League in January.

Following the conclusion of the Chinese Premier League season at the weekend, Ighalo is reportedly looking to return to the Premier League in January with several clubs, including his former team Watford, keen to strike a deal, TEAMtalk can reveal.

The Shanghai Shenhua forward left Vicarage Road in 2017 in a £20m move to Changchun Yatai, having disappointed the Hornets with his desire to move on to the riches of the Chinese Super League.

According to sources, Watford have been contacted over a potential deal to bring Ighalo back to Vicarage Road and it’s understood their hierarchy have shown an interest. Unfortunately for the Hornets, however, they are not alone in the pursuit.

Everton, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Southampton have all indicated an interest in taking Ighalo in the New Year and it will likely come down to the striker’s preference with all six clubs reportedly keen to bring him in.

Ighalo emerged top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations where Nigeria finished 3rd behind Algeria and Senegal.

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