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Odion Ighalo joins Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai



Odion Ighalo and his agent Atta Aneke after completing his move to Changchun Yatai

Super Eagles striker, Odion Jude Ighalo has completed his medicals and is moving to Chinese Super League side, Changchun Yatai.

According to reports, Ighalo joined the Chinese side for £20m.

Odion Ighalo signing the documents for his transfer

A statement from his former club, Watford FC‘s website confirmed the news:

The Hornets can confirm that Odion Ighalo has agreed a permanent move to Changchun Yatai.

The 27-year-old striker joins the Chinese Super League outfit after two-and-a-half years at Vicarage Road.

Ighalo scored 39 goals in 100 appearances during that time, including 20 as Watford secured promotion to the Premier League in 2014/15, and 17 during the club’s first campaign back in the top-flight.

The Nigerian international initially arrived on loan from Granada in July 2014, a move which was made permanent three months later.

All at Watford FC thank Odion for his contributions to the club, and wish him the best of luck for his future career.

Ighalo also confirmed the news via his Twitter handle (@ighalojude) in a message to his former team and its fans:

Earlier this year, Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, also left Premier League club, Chelsea FC to another Chinese Super League club, Tianjin TEDA.

Photo Credit: Twitter


  1. fee

    February 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    No passion for football anymore… its now all about the money. smh. This dude just killed his career!

    • A Real Nigerian

      February 1, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Killed his career? The dude never had a career too big for the Chinese Super League. He was just a second-rate player for a low-level EPL side.

    • Haba Na

      February 1, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Take it easy na lol, He will be earning more money and playing more. He is now a big fish and I am happy for Him. The money is very important oh considering that He will soon retire in the next 5 years.

    • ose J

      February 5, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Na you sabi. jooo..Which career you get?

  2. tunmi

    February 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Kí lè nwa kiri??? Why not stay in your country and develop it.

    I laugh.

    Congratulations jor. Make the best of it and enjoy your life. Watch out for visa bans tho

  3. Mummy Ade

    February 1, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Best move for him! Keep soaring

  4. lolarae

    February 2, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Mr killed his career GBP20M is NGN12.4BN ANNUALLY
    biko no be only kill in career

  5. ose J

    February 5, 2017 at 8:58 am

    You get career…Lol

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