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
''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.''
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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
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