London - Watford of England striker Jude Odion Ighalo has
admitted he considered quitting the Hornets for China, during the summer
The 26-year old scored 20 goals for Watford in the English
championship last season, and attracted interests from several clubs, with an
unnamed Chinese club making the best offer.
But speaking after he scored his 8th goal of the season for
Watford in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa last weekend, the Nigerian said he
received an immense offer from China that he had three sleepless nights
thinking about it.
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“I received an offer from China and they offered me big
money; crazy money, but I turned it down,” the striker said, smiling.
“Like I keep on saying, everything is not about money. I
know I don’t have money like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi or other top
players but in life everything is not about money.
“For three nights I could not sleep, I kept thinking about
it because the Chinese club’s director and everybody was here in London and
talking to me every day.
“But I thought about it for three days and I thought the
deal wasn’t for me. I have worked hard with this team (Watford) and played in
the championship and we gained promotion. This is my dream,” Ighalo stated.
The Nigeria international has been prolific since moving to
England, and he has now scored 25 goals in 2015.For
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