London - Nigeria striker Jude Odion Ighalo might be set for
a move away from Watford after it emerged Aston Villa are weighing up a move as
replacement for the outgoing Christian Benteke.
Ighalo, 26, has been very impressive since joining Watford
on a permanent basis from Udinese, and helped the Hornets return to the Premier
League with 20 goals in the Championship last season. He has also scored six
goals in four pre-season games for the club ahead of the new season.
And given the imminent departure of Christian Benteke to
Liverpool, reports from England indicates Villa have identified Ighalo as the
Also read: Ighalo scores 6th pre-season goal for Watford
Speaking to News24 in June, the striker admitted he could
leave Watford if a good offer comes, but insisted he would have to speak to
Watford to see if a deal can happen.
“I don’t know if I will stay (with Watford) or not because
as a striker when you start doing well and scoring goals you start having
offers and some offers are coming in now.
“But I have to speak with Watford and know what they want
and see how it goes but the fans here love me and they have made me settle in,
as well as my teammates and I will be happy to remain but if not, we’ll see
what will happen because we have to have a balance,” he said.
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