Football

Odion Ighalo Reveals Why He Refused a Barcelona Move in January

Odion IghaloNigerian 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.

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