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In-form striker holds contract talks with club, wants a move to Old Trafford


  • After a sensational start to the 2015-16 campaign, newly promoted Watford side are slowly going downhill and will need some inspiration to stay in the top half of the table.

    But they were dealt with another blow as in-form striker Odion Ighalo has expressed his love towards a Premier Leagues side saying it will be hard to turn down an offer from them.

    The 26-year old Odion Ighalo is one of the top performers in the Premier League this season having already netted 14 goals and this has seen a number of top European clubs come calling at Watford’s door step.

    However, the player made it clear that he would leave Watford only for a chance to play at Old Trafford and not anywhere else in Europe.

    The Nigeria international told The Sun: ‘I don’t think I will be moving but I’m not sure I could say no if United called.’

    He went on to explain: ‘They were my team growing up. I loved watching Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.  

    ‘They were my idols and playing at Old Trafford has always been a dream.’ 

    The Red Devils are struggling to find the net this season and manager Louis van Gaal has already expressed that he might plunge into the transfer market for a new striker.

    United who is 5th in the points table might just make a move for the Watford Striker but Ighalo’s partner in crime Troy Deeney made it clear that Ighalo will not leave the club anytime soon.

    He is not going in January. So come and want him as much as you want but I know Gino (the Watford owner Giampaolo Pozzo) and it just wouldn’t make sense,’ said Deeney.

    ‘The value of selling Odion for, what would he be worth? £20million, £25m? Or staying up and getting £200m? Simple business maths, he’s not going to sell him.’

    Deeney later told talkSPORT: ‘I think his comments (about United) were taken out of context a little bit.

    ‘He isn’t going to leave in January. The manager and owner have made that clear.’ 

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