Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo has signed a new five years contract at Watford.
His contract was due to expire in 2020 but the club has move swiftly to extend it for a further year after various clubs were linked to the striker who scored an impressive 17 goals for Watford last season.This comes as a welcome development for Watford who also had Troy Deeney, their captain extend his contract earlier this summer.
“Odion Ighalo has committed his future to the Hornets by signing a new five-year contract,the club confirmed.
The 27-year-old striker scored 17 goals last season, including 15 in the Premier League, and was named the top-flight’s Player of the Month after netting five times in as many games during December.
Since arriving at Vicarage Road in July 2014, Ighalo has scored 37 times in 80 outings, forging an impressive partnership with fellow striker Troy Deeney.
Ighalo’s good form at Watford has earned him a regular place in the Nigerian national team, with three goals scored in nine international appearances.
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Speaking after signing the new deal, Ighalo said: “At the start of the summer Gino [Pozzo] told me of his plans and I was happy that he wanted me to be part of them.
“When you see Troy [Deeney] sign a new deal to stay with the club, that was a big motivation for me to keep working hard together with him and the whole team.
“The fans have made me feel so welcome since I arrived. They’ve helped me grow because I don’t think the Ighalo of two or three years ago is the same player as I am now.
“I have grown each year and I’m looking forward to growing and improving again this year.”