Ighalo rejects Chinese Super League switch

Ighalo rejects Chinese Super League switch

Ighalo rejects Chinese Super League switchWatford have been forced to turn down a £37.5million bid from Shanghai SIPG for Odion Ighalo – because the striker does not want to go to China.

The Hornets were left reeling by the massive bid for the Nigeria international – who scored 17 goals last season – with Shanghai’s ex-England boss Sven Goran Eriksson keen to land him.

It is the second time in a year that the 27-year-old has rejected interest from the Chinese Super League.

Last summer, he rejected a £300,000-a-week deal with Qinhuangdao-based Hebei China Fortune, and instead went on to sign a five-year deal with his Hertfordshire club.

Ighalo said in February: “I prayed about it, and God said it was not for me, no matter how much money it was.

“I knew God would direct me.

“When I said I don’t want to go, they offered me more money — almost £300,000 a week. I told them it’s not about the money.”

Mirrior UK

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