Cameroon international Allan Nyom believes his African counterpart at Watford Odion Ighalo will become one of EPL’s most dreaded forwards next season.
The 27-year right back who played alongside the Nigerian international during their time in the La Liga with Granada has been an integral part of the Hornets’ squad that are on the verge of cementing their premier league spot for next season since joining the Watford from Udinese in 2015.
Nyom who is described as the Ighalo’s best friend at the club having spent six years together at Granada between 2009 and 2014 in an exclusive chat with fcnaija.com tipped the Nigerian for greater heights when the 2016/17 season kicks off later this year in August.
“He [Ighalo] is one of the best friends you can have. He is gentle and really a human (sic) to have by your side,” the Cameroonian started.
“He will be better next season because he is just getting to grips with the pace and physicality of the Premiership. He is always cool and seems to have a communication with the ball and with space.
“There are things he does in training that he is yet to show on the pitch because he does not want to come across as showoff.
“We have been friend for six years. He is technical player and powerful, though not very fast. But when he is with the ball, he moves much faster than when he runs. Nyom stated.
Since joining Watford from Udinese in JUly 2014 on an initial loan deal, the 26-year old forward who skippered Nigeria male squad to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2009 has netted 34 league goals in 61 appearances.