Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has said he will look to convince new Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo into playing for Nigeria again, AOIFootball.com reports.
Speaking exclusively to AOIFootball.com, the Franco-German admitted that it would be difficult to overlook a player that plays in the highest level as he also believes he could be a source of motivation to the upcoming players in the team.
“We are very happy about the new team of Ighalo, Manchester United is a fantastic challenge for him and i spoke already with him and you know he is a very good player on and off the pitch.
“If a player is playing in Manchester United each coach of national teams would like to have him. Our young players could learn a lot on the side of this great goal scorer,” Rohr concluded.
Before his retirement, the 30-year-old was the Franco-German most trusted frontman as he helped Rohr qualify for both the 2018 World Cup and the 2019 AFCON with a game to spare before also topping the scorers’ chart at the AFCON to bag Bronze for Nigeria