Monday Feb 24, 2020. 16:01
Nigeria international Isaac Success is delighted his “big brother” Odion Ighalo landed his dream move to Manchester United.
Success’ countryman Ighalo featured for United as they securing a 3-0 win over Watford in an English Premier League match over the weekend.
Ighalo joined United on loan from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua during the January transfer window.
“I’m so pleased for him. He’s always wanted this and it’s finally happened. When he finishes his career he’ll be able to look back and say, ‘I did it. I finally made it to where I wanted to get to,'” Success said on the club’s official website.
“He messaged me straight away saying, ‘I’m back, I’m back.’ He’s so happy there and ready to start working for the team and see what he can achieve there. He’s a very hard worker and waited so patiently for this opportunity. He’s getting what he deserves.”
Success and Ighalo share the same agent and their friendship dates back to their time in Spain.
“I know him very well,” said Success. “He played in Granada when I was there and he told me how good it would be to come to Watford in a new environment and in the Premier League.
“We still talk all the time after he left Watford and I can talk to him even more now he’s back in England. He is always encouraging me. He’s part of my family, like a big brother to me. I appreciate that.”