Watford captain Troy Deeney has emphatically declared that his teammate and lethal strike partner Odion Ighalo will not be leaving Vicarage Road to any other club at least in the January transfer window.
Ighalo who has scored consecutively in his last 6 League outings as a total of 14 Premier League goals this season and an astonishing total haul of 30 goals in the calendar year which makes him the top gun across the top four leagues in England
It is thus understandable that Ighalo’s form has led to suggestions that a number of clubs, including Atletico Madrid, were preparing offers for the 26-year-old.
However, Deeney, who has formed an excellent partnership with Nigerian striker has cooled off any chance of a move as he stated that Watford chairman Gino Pozzo would not be interested in selling his star player.
“He ain’t going in January… want him as much as you want but I know Gino and it just wouldn’t make sense,” Deeney told the Evening Standard.
“Why would he sell a striker and want to stay in the league? The value of selling Odion for, what would he be worth? £20m, £25m? Or staying up and getting £200m? Simple business maths, he’s not going to sell him. Odion doesn’t come in saying, ‘I want to leave.’ He’ll just keep doing what he’s doing. We just laugh at it.”
Ighalo’s rise to stardom got bigger when he scored 20 Championship goals last season as Watford won promotion to the top flight.