Odion Ighalo has been a revelation in the Premier League this season and today, he has announced that a move to Manchester United would be his dream.
With Romelu Lukaku and Jamie Vardy tied at the top of the Premier League goalscorer table with 15 strikes each, Watford’s Odion Ighalo lurks in second place with 14 goals already to his name this season.
Having scored 20 times in the Championship last season, Ighalo led the charge as Watford went up as league winners. Since arriving in the Premier League, the Nigerian has seemingly taken the top flight in his stride, incredibly netting 14 goals in 20 appearances.
The 26-year-old’s talent has been so evident that several reports have now linked the former Udinese striker with a move to a number of top European clubs… chief among them are Manchester United.
Although the reports haven’t really garnered much traction as of yet with the majority of United transfer speculation focusing on Napoli’s Felipe Anderson, it seems Ighalo has decided to flash a bit of leg in the direction of Louis van Gaal and the Manchester United board by openly declaring that a move to Old Trafford would be his dream.
“I don’t think I will be moving but I’m not sure I’d say no if United called.”
“They were my team growing up. I loved watching Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke on TV. They were my idols and playing at Old Trafford has always been a dream.”
With United currently having severe difficulty in front of goal, many feel that the Nigerian striker would be exactly what the Red Devils need in the latter half of the season and they would be mad not to follow up Ighalo’s flirting with a serious offer.