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​Ighalo reveals West Brom, West Ham tried to sign him after Man Utd stint

Former Manchester United and Watford striker Odion Ighalo has spoken about recent offers he received from Premier League clubs.

The Nigerian left United in January 2021 after a year on loan with the Red Devils, and since joined Saudi Arabian team Al-Shabab.

Ighalo, who is now 31, admits he could have found another team in the Premier League, with West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion making contact.

During an interview with Sky Sports News, he said: "Yeah, there was the possibility of West Ham and West Brom to stay in the Premier League, which I thought about.

"But after being at Manchester United, the biggest club in England if not the world, what else could I possibly do in the Premier League?

"I had good offers to stay in England, but I just didn't think I could stay after achieving my dream of playing for the club I had supported since I was young.

"I came all the way from China because it was Manchester United when I had already rejected other offers because United has always been my dream."

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