Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Ighalo's agent plays down Aston Villa link

21 July 2015, 18:04

London - Norwegian-based intermediary Atta Aneke has played down reports linking his client Odion Ighalo with a summer move to Aston Villa.

In truth, Aston Villa are in the market for a striker as they are set to lose Christian Benteke to Liverpool in the coming days, and there are reports that manager Tim Sherwood wants to bring Ighalo from Watford as his replacement.

''There is no contact yet with Aston Villa. We have not been approached,'' Atta Aneke told news24.

''There's a possibility that they asked Watford if he's available but they would have informed me if that's the case.''

Also read: Ighalo scores 6th pre-season goal for Watford

Atta Aneke added: ''Odion is doing well with Watford and it's normal if he's attracting interest from other teams.

''But it is looking likely that he will remain because of his price, a Chinese team wanted to pay ten million pounds for him.''

The Nigeria international has made four appearances for The Hornets during pre-season, tallying six goals in the process.

Odion Ighalo's contract with Watford expires in the summer of 2017.

-Soccer Laduma

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

- News24


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...