Super Eagles’ striker, Odion Ighalo, who just completed a £22 million move from Watford to Chinese side, Changchun Yatai, has apologised to Watford fans over his inability to score more goals as they wanted.

Ighalo had taken English football by storm when he joined from Granada in 2014, scoring 20 goals in the English championship to help Watford secure promotion to the English Premier League.

The Nigerian continued his goals-scoring form in the EPL whilst contributing another 17 goals in the English top flight to keep Watford safe in the league. Things however became difficult for Ighalo in the start of the 2016/2017 EPL season, with the striker only managing 2 goals until the January transfer window.

Odion Ighalo undergoing medicals in preparation to join Changchun Yatai from Watford FC

With goals-scoring now a major problem for Odion Ighalo, the pressure became increasingly difficult to handle from his manager as well as the Chinese Super League who have never hidden their admiration for the Nigerian.

Ighalo decided to put himself out of this misery by signing for Chinese club to join the exodus of players leaving Europe for greener pastures in China.

The striker, in a letter written to the fans, thanked them for their support throughout his stay at Vicarrage Road. He apologised for the little disappointment of not leaving up to their expectations of him, during his last few months at the club.

The 27-year-old scored 39 goals in 101 appearances for Watford during his time there.

He joins the likes of Super Eagles’ captain John Mikel Obi, Carols Tevez and Obafemi Martins, who are now plying their trade in the Chinese League.


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