How Ighalo’s dream came through 4 years after inception
It was just a dream coming to pass for former Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo who has always being a die-hard fan of Manchester United football club, being a big supporter and a young grassroot player, he lives with the zeal and interest of wearing the Red Jersey.
At a very tender age, Odion had developed the interest playing at old Trafford and believes it will be difficult to turn down if they came calling because of his interest for the ancient club .
Ighalo who was in sensational form for English Premier League side Watford FC during the 2015/2016 season disclosed this to Sun UK on January 7, 2016 — the same month he was awarded EPL player of the month, edging out Mesut Ozil and Dele Alli.
He had scored 14 goals in 20 league appearances for the Hornets in that campaign.
With interest from Atletico Madrid and Roma then, the prolific striker, who signed permanently from Udinese in October 2014, disclosed his desire to stay at Vicarage Road.
“There has been speculation from Spain and Italy but I’ve played there and now want to play in England,” Ighalo said.
“I don’t think I will be moving, but I’m not sure I’d say no if United called. They were my team growing up. I loved watching Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke on TV.
“They were my idols and playing at Old Trafford has always been a dream.”