Odion Ighalo repulsive to play in second division

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has said he is in no rush to come to a decision about his future after his team, Changchun Yatai, were relegated from the Chinese Super League.

Ighalo finished as the CSL’s second top scorer with 21 goals, but it was not enough to save the side.

Speaking to BBC Sport he said, “Playing in the second division is not in my plans, so I need to weigh my options well,”

“There’s the African Cup of Nations next year to think about and I need to keep playing at a highly competitive level.”

Since his move from Watford in January 2017, Ighalo has scored 36 goals in 55 appearances.

The 29-year-old, who has enjoyed a nomadic career playing in Norway, Italy, Spain and England, is on the radar of many teams in China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

A former youth international, Ighalo has 10 goals in 25 appearances for the Nigeria National team and his six goals helped the Super Eagles seal a return to the Africa Cup of Nations.