Saturday, February 6, 2016

I couldn't sleep for 3days after Chinese club offered me over £200k per week - Odion Ighalo

Super Eagles and Watford Fc of England hotshot Odion Ighalo has revealed how restless he felt after a chinese club offered to pay him a mega sum to leave Watford last summer and join them.

The Edo native has been a revelation this season after his 14 goals in 24games  has helped Watford climb up the table and on the brink of avoiding relegation.

Hebei China Fortune had offered Ighalo a four - year deal and were willing to pay Watford £10 million compensation to severe ties with the Nigeria international.

“I was very close. They made a £10m bid and were offering me over £200,000 a week; a four-year contract. I couldn’t sleep for three days,”  Odion Ighalo told the Daily Mail UK.

“That kind of money is not easy to turn down. Some team-mates in the dressing room were saying, “You can’t miss this chance”. But I don’t jump into decisions like that.

“ I knew God would direct me. When I said I don’t want to go, they offered me more money, almost £300,000 a week. I told them it’s not about the money.”

'I have 14 goals in the Premier League, how do I go to China now?’ said Ighalo, who signed a new five-year deal in September thought to be worth about £30,000 a week."

They have called again and I have turned them down again,’ said Ighalo. ‘Maybe if I keep scoring goals, that team will come with triple the money at the end of the season. When the time is right to go to China I will know. If it’s for me it will come to pass.

‘When I was in Ajegunle, I was watching the Premier League, dreaming one day I would be part of it. If I keep doing what I’m doing I can enjoy my football in England for four, five or six years.

‘I helped this team to promotion. How can I leave because of money? I know money is good. With that sort of money I can secure my life. But you can’t sell your dream.’

‘I’m happy to be one of them. I’m proud to be Nigerian and to have come from a ghetto like that. It is not the best place to grow up. It wasn’t easy and it has been a rough journey. But it gave me strength to work and keep struggling. Looking back, I can’t complain. Hard work and the grace of God have paid off in my life.’

101 comments:

augustine muta said...

oboi...money na really spirit

Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmm this nahh temptation..#singing lolz

STERN said...

WHO GO SLEEP BEFORE? THAT'S A HUGE SUM.

chioma jacinta said...

Awwww! Nice. * it's well*

Habibat Idris said...

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STERN said...

Find your talent and use the best out of it. You NEVER can know where it will lead you to one day.

NewsEveryHour Blog said...

Happy for him, congrats bro

BeBe Carter said...

Wow.....thank God for ur life.

Anjola said...

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dj banti said...

Lols

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Chai! Chai! Chai!!!!!!! Chaiiiiiii!!!! So he turned down #200k pounds a week,becos of what? Loyalty? Does he think the his team won't ditch him when he starts underperforming?u need a good manager bro,infact i don vex.

Chaiiiiii!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

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odusbaby nnunu said...

My man, keep scoring, GGMU

Samuel Osemwenkha said...

Edo people are talented and bless . Generous , am proud to be Edo by tribe
#owiedo kpataki

freeborn zinalima said...

Oh my poor odion inghalo is not ur fault it is the fault of poverty.
Poverty is not only a disease but a disgrace.you Can't sleep for ordinary £200k what of if they began to pay you 5million you no go sleep for one year.
Terrorist buhari should be blame for this.






















#sad indeed

freeborn zinalima said...

Oh my poor odion inghalo is not ur fault it is the fault of poverty.
Poverty is not only a disease but a disgrace.you Can't sleep for ordinary £200k what of if they began to pay you 5million you no go sleep for one year.
Terrorist buhari should be blame for this.






















#sad indeed

Donjazzycrush said...

Ajegunle been doing great since Adam.......











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Juliet Iwuno said...

All the best to him. Like he said, may God lead him through. Linda take note!

Iphie Abraham said...

Kai! So much money. E reach to dey awake for years self. Keep soaring bro.









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Nkem4ever said...

Only 3 days? Me I won't sleep for one whole week!!! Congrats man!

Obehi Idemudia said...

OK o

Point And Kill said...

Lucky you, too long

Ogenah Boris said...

I really like this guy. He is so humble.

ahabike daniel said...

Ask drogba how far with all these unreliable Chinese club

christiana christiana said...

Wow..

Baba God oo pick up pick up,if u see my number pick up pick...
No put me to shame ooo,pick up pick up..na beg I dey begooo,abeggoooo..






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#spritual

Oluwafemi Olarinde said...

Jesus is Lord!

Linda's daughter aka Nwa Linda said...

If Na me sef I no go sleep

eunymz said...

Chai my guy, God will direct your every move okay..better days ahead

MZ EUEU

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Na ur time to shine....beta stay england...china can come wen ur almst due for retirement

Mr. Stretch said...

I just love odion!! "Remember your days of humble beginnings." because you gave God all the glory and did not take any part of it, you blessings shall triple!

Funmi Ambode said...

Too much money to turn down. You should have taken the money.

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Figure Eight said...

Great kid + cool perception of life

Pretty face said...

Good for him.

udojicletus@gmail.com said...

Enter your comment...dis guy is a compound fool,Igbo guy cannot turn down dis offer

Adejoke fasasi said...

Happy for you


#Hajia Mufliat

Tugbiyele Oluwaseun said...

Hmmm, wise words... He couldn't have said it better

Tugbiyele Oluwaseun said...

Hmmm, wise words... He couldn't have said it better

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

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Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Hmmmmmmm. Not greedy and covetous. That's a good attribute.

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Anonymous said...

Fool u be !!!

owodunni oluwaseun said...

Enter your comment...gud 4 u bro ....live ur dreams #proud ghetto

owodunni oluwaseun said...

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owodunni oluwaseun said...

Enter your comment...gud 4 u

Tundebrown Ademuyiwa said...

Eyha oti gbe first

owodunni oluwaseun said...

Enter your comment...gud 4 u

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

Congrats brother pls follow your dreams

savi effiong said...

Do wat is ryt

linda's bestie said...

God will direct ur steps in Jesus name.u will never miscalculate

Safarigal said...

This guy has learned at a young age what a lot of people never learn even in a lifetime. We'll in man, well in.. it ain't about the money..

fabian eze said...

Ajegunle?? *wiping tears*
Am happy for him oo..God can lift u from a dungeon to a palace.


#XENO-FABIAN

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Eayaaah when Hod remember you, it seems like magic. Congratulations n chop up

Melody Charles said...

Dats big money bro

Anonymous said...

Who will bless me with 75k to learn how to make up than sitting at home idle. irendwel@yahoo.com

Emmsco d filmaker said...

Nice decision bro, its not always about the money.. God bless ur career. Who wil be my val? Have got plan

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

I like that. Blessings bro

Adebayo Charles #Arsenalfcshareholder said...

Congrats...am really happy for him
Ghetto love brother, it's not easy

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Wow!

Dis is surely d mentality which is d BIG PICTURE which is his future dat is secured in EPL compare to d China where is future is not guarantee.

DA BOSSLADY Debbie said...

Choi over 200k a week & he turned it down kai its well with him sha!!!

Sharon Luke said...

Is your season
God has done it for you

Olusola Agbaje said...

It's matter of time.Money is so magnetic and tempting.He'll still change his mind by next season and off to Jackie Chan's country to chop chinko pepper..no be Naija guy e be?

RareSpecie Z said...

Think think think again 'Son.

Amanda Daniel said...

Aunty Linda 5yrs haba

onyebuchi chinwuba said...

For the fact u Mention God in ur words, God will never forsake u. Good luck my brother.

Dominic Okeke said...

Ol boy!!! "That's all I can say

Jamila Shaibu said...

Lol...we understand

Misy queend said...

Nice One my Dear.

Big Ass said...

Sometimes, it's not about the money but passion!!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is rare 300,000 a week compared to 30,000 a week nd he rejected, if na igbo man e go move immediately, ego over career, igbo kwenu, hey!!!

bestman oko said...

Gud one bro,passion nd dream is nt all about money.

Spiff Ovoka said...

Ain't always about the money...

Folukemi Ogundiran said...

wow! are u sure this guy is a Nigerian? I remove head dress for him o. I pray it end well for u.

Bibian Obunse said...

Hmmmm...that's one hell of a money, good thing he made the right choice...

Ruth O said...

Hmmm my brother u are a strong willed guy cos me won't look back b4 accepting o! But good decision

Sheila Slim said...

Awww don't let opportunity control ur loyalty nice nice!!!

Apple Berry said...

That's a good one. So proud of you

Afolabi Eradajaye said...

God will help u make the right decisions

Oshios Baba said...

Okay

Charles Okafor said...

A real bro














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WORKAMAN said...

God will keep prospering you. Thumbs up!

Orevaoghene said...

74 Ojo Road, Bus/stop, i Proudly Ajegunle #

DJ Cnior said...

hahahaha. boy am gonna do same.



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Frank Odigie said...

This guy is wise...bless U bro!!!

samson adele said...

Really!!! Money aint everything!

Akpos said...

Enter your comment... I watch Odion Ighalo and brown Ideye in Nigeria Navy barrack football ground at Ajegunle Apapa. Is inspiring to see them in EPL and National team. Like Ruth kadiri and hi grow in same area in Nigeria now she is a celeb. Proudly Aj

Anonymous said...

U sound like a pauper.without direction that's how they tlk.ode. Manage him na

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Cool! Good decision

Anonymous said...

Success get plenty papa...

Edem victor said...

hmm.. u try o! Not everyone can say no but I'm sure its for the best.


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Tonyralph (kiss freak) said...

Mumu its 200k per week, your family can't afford that in a year. Ode!

Sampson Ayantoye said...

pls don't be fooled at the money they r throwing at u its tied to a lot of responsibility. take a sample size of successful players in d Chinese league 1st b4 u agree. m just saying

uche ekwulugo said...

Follow ur heart my bro. Play for d fame and passion not for d money. Cos d money dey come and go.




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Victoria Oddiri said...

Well God will direct u. Amen



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Vivian Reginalds said...

I feel u brother
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Bro's you do well. China made no de last biko

Anonymous said...

Nice




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Anonymous said...

So help you Lord.


JAO

Anonymous said...

Some pple ar already saying congrats.. D guy no sign d contract ooo #Awon ITK

Chizy Raky said...

Loyalty pays dear...u will su re get the good returns.


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Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Congratulations to him but money is not everything

Idemili Kene said...

Bros, u strong o! 300K a week?!! Oh Lord! Which kin dream u dey pursue for EPL wey pass 300k?

Ade Olasengbe said...

Happy for him

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