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January 17, 2020 ( Post 1 )


Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has revealed that he left Watford where he carved a niche for himself to join Chinese side, Changchun Yatai back in 2017 because of money.

The Nigerian 🇳🇬 striker who scored 33 goals in 82 matches for the English club revealed that before he left for China 🇨🇳, he had offers from Crystal Palace and West Bromwich.

Speaking to Watford Observer, Ighalo stated that he has no regret leaving England for China 🇨🇳 because it has made a remarkable impact in his career.

He said;

“THERE’S LOT OF REASONS I WENT THERE [CHINA]. I WASN’T PLAYING MUCH IN WATFORD AND I DID NOT WANT TO KEEP SITTING ON THE BENCH.

“WATFORD FANS DON’T KNOW IT BUT I HAD AN OFFER FROM CRYSTAL PALACE ON THE TABLE AND WEST BROMWICH BUT THE CLUB WAS LOOKING FOR BIG MONEY AND THAT’S WHY I ACCEPTED CHANGCHUN YATAI AT THE TIME. SO, INSTEAD OF ME SITTING DOWN THERE AND NOT PLAYING I HAD TO MOVE.

“WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY CAME FOR ME I ACCEPTED IT BECAUSE CHINA COULD PAY WHAT WATFORD WANTED. BUT THIS IS PAST TENSE NOW. I AM HAPPY AND WATFORD ARE HAPPY BECAUSE THEY MADE A LOT OF MONEY WITH ME. AND THEY ARE STILL MY TEAM IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.

“I DON’T KNOW ABOUT OTHER PLAYERS. MAYBE THEY GO THERE FOR DIFFERENT AMBITIONS. ME? YES, I WENT THERE FOR THE MONEY I AM HONEST BUT I DON’T KNOW WHY OTHER PLAYERS GO THERE FOR.”

“THE LEAGUE IS REALLY GROWING, THEY HAVE A LOT OF FOREIGN COACHES AND PLAYERS WHO IMPROVE THE LEAGUE.

“ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT THE CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE IS IMPROVING EVERY DAY AND I AM VERY HAPPY ABOUT MY CHOICE. REGRETS? NO EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL, I AM HAPPY THERE AND WORKING HARD.”


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