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Is Odion Ighalo A Watford Player?

Nigerian Striker Odion Ighalo has stated that he has joined Watford Football Club on loan for the 2014/15 season.

The club have so far not confirmed whether or not the 25-year-old has agreed a deal, but the player has said he will be with Watford for the next season at least.

Ighalo recently spoke to africanfootball.com, and sounded confident and upbeat about the move to Hertfordshire.

'I have completed my loan switch to Watford. I passed a medical on Tuesday and deal is completed, everything is okay. I am happy,' he said.

The striker, who was at Granada throughout their two successful promotion campaigns which sees them play in La Liga these days, also paid tribute to the fans and management at Granada in a heartfelt message posted to his Twitter account (@ighalojude) yesterday.

The message has been translated by Inside Spanish Football, and is reprinted below.

Now that I have just signed for Watford, I want to thank the president, board of directors, colleagues and staff of Granada CF, their great fans and this marvellous city. From the very first day I arrived here, they have made me feel at home.

It`s difficult for me after five seasons, knowing that I won`t be at the club for the next season. It`s also difficult explaining to my sons that their father has to change teams and won`t be playing at Granada, a club with whom they feel identified with and even though they`re only young.

I also leave behind great friends, who I won`t forget.

The greatest thing that I take with me in my heart, is knowing that I leave this great team in the Primera, which was always my challenge from the first day I stepped on the pitch at Nuevo Los Cármenes.

I feel very proud to have achieved something very important in the footballing world, which was achieving two consecutive promotions and I`ll never forget how well I`ve been treated, both by the club and the fans I encountered, every time I walked down the street…

I will always feel a part of Granada and wherever I am, I`ll be following the games as another fan and whenever I can, I`ll be back to watch them.

Finally, I thank God for giving me this great opportunity and hope that life takes me down new paths, achieving the same success I`ve enjoyed here, because although I`ll be many miles from Granada, it will always be my second home.


The club is expected to comment on the situation shortly.




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Writer: KDCallanan Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 29 2014

Time: 5:25PM

 

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