Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo is a Chinese league striker who sure knows his worth. The Super Eagle has revealed why he turned down a move to Barcelona in January and you might be somewhat surprised but there you have it.
Read what he said below: –
‘My agent spoke to me about a loan interest from Barcelona. The club wanted a striker with La Liga experience and someone who understands Spanish football.
‘It was meant to be a six-month loan and strictly as a back-up striker. It was nice to hear that Barcelona were interested and any footballer would be more than happy to take it.
‘With due respect I had just finished as the second top scorer in China with 21 goals, I deserve better and didn’t want to be a short-term player somewhere.
‘We rejected it, it was an easy decision to make and I chose to stay in China by joining Shanghai Shenhua on a longer contract.’
Who would turn ever down an offer from Barcelona I guess you have the answer now, his name is Odion Ighalo.