Ighalo considering Super Eagles return

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, is said to be considering a return to the Super Eagles if  Gernot Rohr deems it necessary to extend invite to him.

The former Watford striker told ESPN that he still maintains good communication with Rohr whom he said wanted him to return to the team shortly after the 2019 Winter deadline day transfer move from China’s Shanghai Shenhua to United on loan.

He said, “I have good relationship with Rohr and at a time he wanted me to return to the team because he finds it difficult to see me play for Manchester United and not in his Super Eagles squad.

“Although I retired from the team very early due to injury before the AFCON and unfortunately, I left the tournament with another injury. Considering that travels between China Nigeria weren’t too good for me, I had to look at other options to save my club career and give younger players the chance to also show their stuffs.

“I miss everyone in the team and if the need arises, I will want to play at another World Cup finals or the Africa Cup of Nations. But for now, I want the young lads in the team to enjoy themselves.”

Ighalo’s loan at Old Trafford is coming to an end this January and the Nigerian who emerged the highest goal scorer for the 2019 African Nations Cup added that he was yet to make a decision on his future although speculations are rife he’s considering moving to the MLS.

“Today, I’m in Manchester but at the end of the month I don’t know where I’m going to be. If it’s possible I’d like to stay here but if not I have to go.

“I have options. I wait for my agent. He is doing his job and I’m doing mine. At the end of the month, we have to decide what is best and we’ll take it. If it’s possible I’d like to play in MLS but I have to wait to see if it’s possible.

“The league is doing well and if the opportunity arises then I’d grab it with two hands,” he said.