New Manchester United signing Odion Ighalo owns the decision of returning to the Super Eagles of Nigeria, his agent Atta Aneke says.
Ighalo announced his retirement from Nigeria’s men senior national team eight months ago but Coach Gernot Rohr recently revealed his desire to have the forward back in the Super Eagles’ set-up ahead of the 2021 Nations Cup and 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
However, agent to the former Watford striker Atta Aneke reportedly explained that Ighalo was only going to return if he wanted to.
“For now we have not talked about a return to the senior national team,” said Aneke.
“He is free to decide what he wants. It was his decision to retire from the team in the first place, so it’s up to him to rescind or stick by his decision.”
Ighalo called time on his international career after Nigeria’s campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The 30-year-old finished the tournament as top scorer, with 5 goals and helped Nigeria pick a bronze medal.
He joined Manchester United in a last-gap January transfer loan move from Chinese Super League side Shenghai Shenhua for the rest of the season.