Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has revealed Premier League clubs expressed interest in signing him after his loan deal at Manchester United came to a close.

The 31-year-old joined the Old Trafford club from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua in January last year on an initial six-month loan.

The former Watford striker’s loan deal was then extended in June 2020 until January this year, when he left for Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab after scoring five goals in 23 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

Yeah, there was the possibility of West Ham and West Brom to stay in the Premier League, which I thought about,’ he added.

‘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.’

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