Friday, August 12, 2016 5:06 am
Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo has signed a new five deal year deal with British Premier League side, Watford City.
Ighalo, who netted 17 goals in 42 appearances last season for Watford and had been linked with a move to West Brom this season.
But Watford said on Thursday that the 27 year old striker has joined Hornets captain and strike partner, Troy Deeney in committing his future to the club until 2021.
The Nigeria international joined Watford on a season-long loan deal from Udinese in July 2014.
He earned respect of the Vicarage Fans’ with four second-half goals as the Hornets came from 2-0 down to beat Blackpool 7-2 in January 2015.
He finished that season with 20 goals in 38 appearances to help Watford gained promotion back to the Premier League.
Last season, Ighalo scored on his top-flight debut, a 2-2 opening-day draw with Everton, and reached 15 goals by January 30.
Though he got only one more Premier League goal before the end of the season, he was on target in Watford’s FA Cup quarter-final win at Arsenal.