In Focus: Watford’s asking price for Ighalo is a stretch

As reported by The Daily Mirror, West Brom remain interested in bringing Watford’s Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo to The Hawthornes in this transfer window.

What’s the word?

Watford’s Nigerian striker is having a frustrating time this term so far but he could soon be given the chance of a fresh start in the Premier League.

The Mirror reports that Tony Pulis remains a big fan of the forward and is hoping to land his man this month

He faces a battle to obtain Ighalo though with Watford playing hardball, determined to get a fee befitting his 2015 form. The paper report this one could go all the way to transfer deadline day with the Hornets valuing him well beyond the £17m already offered, hoping to receive a staggering £25m.

A fair price?

There’s no doubting that Ighalo had a storming first two seasons at Watford. With 37 goals in 80 appearances in the Championship and Premier League, he fast became one of the hottest strikers in England.

That hasn’t been the case so far this season however and the striker has netted just once in the Premier League despite making 17 appearances. That goal came way back in September meaning the Nigerian hasn’t scored for over 4 months.

For us, that’s impact his value massively and the reported £17m on offer for the striker seems like a fair price. Watford surely can’t expect to receive much more for a player so out of form.

There’s every chance he could recapture the performances that made him a striking sensation but a little realism and perhaps a few add-ons could see this deal go through this month.