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Ighalo: I turned down £300,000-a-week Chinese offer to stay at Watford

07 February 2016, 06:37Israel Ojoko

London - Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has revealed that he turned down a tempting £300,000-a-week Chinese offer to stay at English Premier League club Watford.

Ighalo has scored 14 goals for Watford in the current season, making him the top scorer in the club.

Also read: Ighalo scores in Watford victory

"I was very close," he told the Daily Mail. "They made a £10m bid and were offering me over £200,000 a week; a four-year contract. I couldn't sleep for three days. That kind of money is not easy to turn down. Some team-mates in the dressing room were saying, 'You can't miss this chance'. But I don't jump into decisions like that.

"I prayed about it, and God said it was not for me, no matter how much money it was. I knew God would direct me. When I said I don't want to go, they offered me more money, almost £300,000 a week. I told them it's not about the money."

Ighalo also revealed that a second offer has been made from China but he has insisted he is going nowhere.

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