Former Super Eagles Odion Ighalo reveals why he rejected a move to either West Ham and West Brom while leaving Manchester United. Odion Ighalo left Manchester United for Saudi Arabia in January 2021.
The Nigerian striker joined the Red Devils in January 2020 following the injury to Marcus Rashford. He, however, stated that he received two offers from West Ham and West Brom while he was leaving United.
Speaking to Elegbede TV, Ighalo said he had fulfilled his dream by playing for Manchester United. He also stated that he had offers from Turkey, Italy, and Spain but chose a different challenge.
“I got an offer from two Premier League teams – West Ham and West Brom – who were ready to pay, but what am I going to do in the Premier League again after playing for Manchester United?
“What other team do I want to play for to fulfill my dream? I have already fulfilled my dream, played in Watford and did well, played in Manchester United.
“I had offers from Turkey, from Italy, from Spain – but I’ve played in Italy and Spain before – so I wanted a different challenge, a different country, and I had an offer too from Qatar.
“Even though I thought I would be even going to Qatar. But last-minute – the Saudi Arabia deal came up.”
The 32-year-old Ighalo is credited with 67 appearances in the English top-flight and has sixteen goals to his name.