Watford’s Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has been praised by his manager Quique Sanchez Flores for turning down a summer move to Chinese side Hebei China Fortune, as reported in The Daily Mail.
The Chinese club showed interest in Ighalo after the pacy frontman scored 20 goals in 38 games for Watford last year, and were apparently prepared to offer him big money to jet across the world and join them.
However, Ighalo, who joined the Hornets last year, chose to stay put and help his club out in the Premier League.
His decision has paid off so far, with seven goals this season so far, including the two against West Ham that confirmed victory on Saturday.
Sanchez Flores described the striker as a “wonderful man” who is “already an important player for us”.
Ighalo, who only joined the club permanently last October after several months on loan from Udinese, has already started to attract suitors this year.
With his partnership with Troy Deeney becoming increasingly fruitful, he is bound to attract plenty more in the coming months.