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Watford striker Odion Ighalo is the latest to join the cash rich Chinese Super League with a move to CSL club Changchun Yatai after passing a medical earlier today.
The club have officially confirmed about the move and the transfer fee is believed to be around £20 million and the player will now move to Far East despite interest from a host of Premier League clubs.
#watfordfc confirms the sale of Odion Ighalo to Changchun Yatai.
Thanks for the memories, Odion!
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) January 31, 2017
The Nigerian international has joined Watford in 2014 and have been an integral part of their success as he played a key role in their promotion to the Premier League last season.
The 27-year old striker has continued his fine form in his debut season in the Premier League as he scored an impressive 15 goals last season. He scored 30 goals in 38 games in the calendar year of 2015.
However, a sudden dip in form meant he has netted only once this season in the league and has a goalless run for over 15 competitive games. This has prompted the club to make more signings this month as the Hornets have brought in Mauro Zarate from Fiorentina on a permanent deal and M’Baye Niang on loan from AC Milan.
Ighalo will now join Changchun Yatai in the Chinese Super League and will also earn significantly higher than in the Premier League. He is the latest to be lured away to China and joins Oscar in the list of players who moved from the Premier League to CSL this season.