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Odion Ighalo: Nigeria striker joins Al Hilal from Al Shabab

Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has left Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab for city rivals Al Hilal on an 18-month deal as the Nigerian seeks continental success with the reigning Asian champions. The 32-year-old, who is currently the leading goalscorer in the Saudi Pro League season with 12 goals,...
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Odion Ighalo hoping a miracle gets Victor Osimhen to Afcon

Super Eagles veteran Odion Ighalo is still hoping that striker Victor Osimhen will recover in time to lead Nigeria's attack at next January's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Napoli forward Osimhen suffered a serious injury to his eye socket after collision with Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar earlier this...
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Odion Ighalo: Nigeria name former striker in squad for World Cup qualifiers

Nigeria have recalled former Manchester United man Odion Ighalo for this month's 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the hope that the striker will return to the international fold two years after his retirement. The 32-year-old quit the Super Eagles after finishing as top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of...
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Odion Ighalo: Nigeria striker not rushing talks over Super Eagles return

Former Manchester United and Watford striker Odion Ighalo says he is not rushing to come out of international retirement, but confirmed talks are 'ongoing' about a Nigeria return. The 32-year-old quit the Super Eagles after finishing top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and previously resisted pressure from...
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Odion Ighalo: Al Shabab striker's head-scratching conundrum

The birthday boy is obviously a step above Saudi football, but can he still thrive playing high-level action in Europe?. Was Odion Ighalo’s instant impact and subsequent success at Al Shabab really surprising?. The Nigerian’s had an impressive time since signing for the Saudi outfit at the turn of the...
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Odion Ighalo reveals Premier League interest after Manchester United exit

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has revealed Premier League clubs expressed interest in signing him after his loan deal at Manchester United came to a close.Ighalo went to United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua last season and the deal was extended through to January 2021. When his time at Old Trafford ended the star went to Al Shabab but clubs, including West Ham, had wanted to keep him in England.He told Sky Sports: “Yeah, there was the possibility of West Ham and West Brom to stay in the Premier League, which I thought about. But after being at Manchester United,...
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Odion Ighalo: My 'dream' Manchester United move, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's man-management and why Paul Pogba needs to stay at Old Trafford

Odion Ighalo's loan move to Manchester United from Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua in January 2020 is still considered one of the unlikeliest transfers of recent windows. Having left English football in 2017 following a three-year spell at Watford where he had helped the club to Premier League promotion, Ighalo would not have been a name many would have considered at the time to solve United's striker shortage.
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Odion Ighalo: Striker considering Nigeria return

Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo says he will take his time to decide whether to return to the Nigeria national side as coach Gernot Rohr wants him to come out of international retirement. The 31-year-old quit international football after finishing as top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of...
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Ex-Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo completes Saudi move

Former Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo, whose loan spell at Manchester United ended recently, has completed a move to Saudi Arabian Pro League club Al Shabab. The 31-year-old has left Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua after agreeing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the six-time Saudi champions. Ighalo has already taken to social media...
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