Sunday, 7 February 2016

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Odion Ighalo turns down £300,000 a week to play in China and has sleepless nights over decision!

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Odion Ighalo is an extra ordinart man indeed.I am shocked that he turned that the amount of £300,000 a week to play his football in China! What makes it even more shocking is Odion comes from Nigeria where they have the reputation of putting money before everything else! Well,Ighalo has kicked that notion out of the window by showing that a Nigerian man can actually put integrity and other aspects before the love of money.
The Super Eagles and Watford Fc of England hotshot revealed how restless he felt after a chinese club offered to pay him a mega sum to leave Watford last summer and join them.

The Edo native has been a revelation this season after his 14 goals in 24games  has helped

Watford climb up the table and on the brink of avoiding relegation.

Hebei China Fortune had offered Ighalo a four - year deal and were willing to pay Watford £10 million compensation to severe ties with the Nigeria international.

“I was very close. They made a £10m bid and were offering me over £200,000 a week; a four-year contract. I couldn’t sleep for three days,”  Odion Ighalo told the Daily Mail UK.

“That kind of money is not easy to turn down. Some team-mates in the dressing room were saying, “You can’t miss this chance”. But I don’t jump into decisions like that.







“ I knew God would direct me. When I said I don’t want to go, they offered me more money, almost £300,000 a week. I told them it’s not about the money.”

'I have 14 goals in the Premier League, how do I go to China now?’ said Ighalo, who signed a new five-year deal in September thought to be worth about £30,000 a week."

They have called again and I have turned them down again,’ said Ighalo. ‘Maybe if I keep scoring goals, that team will come with triple the money at the end of the season. When the time is right to go to China I will know. If it’s for me it will come to pass.

‘When I was in Ajegunle, I was watching the Premier League, dreaming one day I would be part of it. If I keep doing what I’m doing I can enjoy my football in England for four, five or six years.



Odion Ighalo famous goal celebration
I helped this team to promotion. How can I leave because of money? I know money is good. With that sort of money I can secure my life. But you can’t sell your dream.’

‘I’m happy to be one of them. I’m proud to be Nigerian and to have come from a ghetto like that. It is not the best place to grow up. It wasn’t easy and it has been a rough journey. But it gave me strength to work and keep struggling. Looking back, I can’t complain. Hard work and the grace of God have paid off in my life.’








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