Watford confirm Odion Ighalo's departure to Chinese club

Watford confirm Odion Ighalo's departure to Chinese club
Odion Ighalo off to China

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Feb 01, 2017. 00:00

Premier League club Watford have confirmed Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo has joined Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai after a successful medical.

‘The Hornets can confirm that Odion Ighalo has agreed a permanent move to Changchun Yatai," Watford announced on their website Tuesday night.

"The 27-year-old striker joins the Chinese Super League outfit after two-and-a-half years at Vicarage Road.

"Ighalo scored 39 goals in 100 appearances during that time, including 20 as Watford secured promotion to the Premier League in 2014/15, and 17 during the club’s first campaign back in the top-flight.

"The Nigerian international initially arrived on loan from Granada in July 2014, a move which was made permanent three months later.

"All at Watford FC thank Odion for his contributions to the club, and wish him the best of luck for his future career."

He moved to China for a reported 20 million pounds.

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