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Sports News of Tuesday, 28 December 2021


Ighalo targets premier league return with Newcastle Utd

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According to reports, former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo will be interested in a move back to the Premier League amid interest from Newcastle United.

The Nigerian striker has emerged as a transfer target for the Magpies this January as Eddie Howe looks to add to his attacking options as his team currently averages just one goal per game in 18 Premier League matches so far.

Ighalo has had two previous impressive stints in the Premier League at Watford and Manchester United.

The Nigerian later joined Saudi side Al Shabab after his time at the Theatre of Dreams and is currently the joint-top scorer in the league this term with nine goals.

Al Shabab is aware of Newcastle’s interest and has spoken to Ighalo about the prospect of a return to the Premier League.

Sky Sports claim the player has informed the club that he would be keen on a return to England and would ‘seriously consider’ a move.

Ighalo’s contract in the middle-east runs for another 18 months and this could be the club’s last opportunity to raise significant cash for the 32-year-old.