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Ighalo wants to remain at Watford next season

Striker Odion Ighalo says he want to remain with Watford next season despite offers from top clubs in and out of England.

After revealing he turned down offers from English clubs and rejected lucrative offer from China in January, Ighalo says his agent will talk to Watford owner Gino Pozzo in the summer and he will be happy to stay if the club want him to.

The Nigeria international striker has enjoyed a fantastic season in the top flight with the Hornets, scoring 17 goals in all competitions, and there have been rumours of further interest in Ighalo recently but the ex-Granada hitman is not planning to follow head coach Quique Sanchez Flores out of the exit door.

“A lot of clubs were interested in January and I turned down a lot of money from China and even in the Premier League,” he told Sky Sports.

“I decided to stay and I am still happy I stayed. I know offers will come. My agent is going to sit down with Gino (Pozzo, owner of Watford) and talk. I have a four-year contract and I am happy if they want me to stay.

“We will see how it goes. I love the fans here, they supported me even when things were not going well, that’s all you can want. If Gino wants to keep me I am happy to stay.”

Watford have signed compatriot Isaac Success and  striker Adalberto Penaranda to compete with or possibly replace Ighalo next season and are now looking to sign homegrown players to fill out their squad.

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