Odion Ighalo Changchun Yatai (£20m)

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by nornironhorn, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

  2. NortholtHorn

    NortholtHorn Reservist

    Tough call, I'd keep him personally for £10m. Although what would be considered 'peak value' for Odion I wouldn't know. Nor do I know if they think they can bring in someone of similar or better calibre then him for less.

    I suppose another thought would be instability, with all the other signings we've made/will make, do we then force ourselves into signing another new player?

    Would be a real shame to let him go as he brought some much needed quality whilst Troy was out injured and during that final push.
  3. Nnnn

    Nnnn First Team

    also, would Iggy want to play in China? I wonder what the personal terms on offer are like.
  4. NortholtHorn

    NortholtHorn Reservist

    Looking at the other players heading that way there seems to be some big bucks floating around over there.
  5. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Although its a great offer, I'd rather keep him
  6. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    For 10 million I would let him go, I believe the Ponzos could do better with that sort of money and their contacts!
  7. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    £10 million for our second striker?

    Playing Devils advocate i think, but I think the Pozzo's would accept this.
  8. THT81

    THT81 Squad Player

    Like I whispered recently, the whispers about Ighalo & the whispers about Gestede suggested that said whispers were possibly indicative whispers. Whether they were or not, future whispers will tell us.

    Would I take £10m (proving Ighalo wanted to go there) & get Gestede for a few million pounds fewer? Whisper it quietly - yes.
  9. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    That's a lot of money for a player who is 2nd/3rd choice. Tough one. Let the player decide imo
  10. With A Smile

    With A Smile First Team

    £10m for someone that has proved it for 3/4 of a season in the 2nd tier

    Think Priskin

    Take the money and run
  11. J.B

    J.B First Team

    Leaked on the same day as the club announce Deeney's new deal. Hmmmm

    Hope we decide to keep him.
  12. THT81

    THT81 Squad Player

    Sky reporter who broke it said he'd been told "we don't want to sell, but every player has their price." Hardly a hands off warning.
  13. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    Chinese 2nd division? Managed by a former sc*mmer? Tell them to **** off.
  14. adoorbar20

    adoorbar20 Academy Graduate

    As much as I love him, it would be best to sell him and bring in Gestede. 10mil is a lot for a 2nd striker, and I think Gestede will give defenders a harder time than he would. But would still love him to stay!
  15. We hate 48

    We hate 48 Reservist

    Yep-it says get that price increased and we will sell
  16. magyarorszag

    magyarorszag Squad Player

    judging on what we've seen already, its going to hard to find a replacement
  17. reids

    reids Squad Player

    There is huge money floating around over there (see Paulinho and a similar fee paid for a random Brazilian from Red Bull Salzburg), no FFP to adhere to etc.

    For 10m i'd snap their hands off. I'll remember the goals he scored and what he's done for us for a long long time, but sadly there's not a 10m player lurking there.
  18. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Former Luton players clearly trying to buy relegation for us.
  19. NortholtHorn

    NortholtHorn Reservist

    Only time you'll ever see Luton and Barcelona/Atletico/Real Madrid in the same sentence
  20. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    I think we can quash this rumour before it's even begun.

    IF the club do decide to accept the offer - and that's a big if - for us to get the £10m, Ighalo would actually have to agree to move there.

    I've heard of most of the major cities in China, but I've never heard of Qinhuangdao (the city in which the team that made the offer is located). After doing a bit of research through the ever-trusty Google, I could almost guarantee Ighalo that it would be a very unwesternised one and with few home comforts. An interesting place to visit? Sure. To live and work in? That is another question entirely.

    There's also the rather important subject of the football played there. Keep in mind that this is a team in League 1, and not the Chinese Premier League, so this is a team that should Ighalo decide to join, would be playing for them in the 2nd division.

    There have been many corruption scandals in Chinese football in recent years, with one referee in particular going to jail for his part in a match fixing scandal. As a result, many of the Chinese that I met much preferred to avoid domestic Chinese football entirely and choose a big-name European team instead. Whilst you can partly understand their lack of faith in Chinese football there, one thing is for sure and that is that the sport will never grow and improve unless more Chinese start taking an interest in the domestic game.

    Add the city to the team itself (plus the region, I believe it's quite well known for its coal burning = bad pollution) and you have to ask, would Ighalo really leave Watford for Hebei China Fortune FC? I don't think so.
  21. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    If I were Iggy I wouldn't touch this with a barge pole.

    Chinese 2nd rather than Premier League?:dismay:
  22. Nnnn

    Nnnn First Team

    Chinese 2nd div plus a HUGE mountain of cash maybe. It is far from certain he's start the season as 1st choice with us also I would suggest.

    Hope we keep him though.
  23. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    You may laugh but I think Ighalo's rags to riches story plus his strong faith in God might actually mean he's not TOO fussed about the money or maybe as fussed as some other players would be
  24. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Gives it to his Mum which is nice..

    Case of do he and the Pozzos want the money or the chance to play in the Premier league?
  25. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    £10m? Oh yes please
  26. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Can't believe people would sell him. And replace him with whom? Is hoping we weaken our squad whilst making our owner richer what passes for being a supporter nowadays and I missed the memo?

    We can't get any ****er to sign for us and people want to get rid of a 20 goal striker with no replacement in sight.

    This feels like that episode of True Blood where everyone went mad and started humping. Everyone's gone nuts.
  27. THT81

    THT81 Squad Player

  28. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    As much as I like Gestede, he would only be a few million cheaper (if even, weren't the last few rumours £9m?)

    Neither are proven in the PL but Ighalo was fantastic last season in OUR squad.

    Its just as important to keep our vital squad players (Gomes, Deeney, Cathcart, Vydra, Ighalo) as it is to sign new players.
  29. Not Odion I'm worried about, it's his agent as far as I am concerned. Been putting the boy's name about ever since he started knocking them in.
  30. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Yup, we need to keep the core because we have a lot of new players coming in and the only potential downfall for that is we have a lack of cohesion early season and that creates a downward spiral we cant get out of .

    Team spirit as vital as talent, in any team at any level.
  31. Harrow Orn

    Harrow Orn Squad Player

    £10m? I love the bloke but I'd sell him for that.

    Unfortunately I don't see him doing too well in the prem, after which we'd be lucky to sell him for half that price.

    Of course I hope I'm wrong though.
  32. Nnnn

    Nnnn First Team

    I think you might be wrong TBH. He's a real fox in the box type. These players doesn't have to look classy or skillful. The just have to know how to get into the right place at the right time & put the ball in the back of the net. Iggy's extremely good at doing that, better than Troy or Matty in this respect. It's a rare talent that looks easy but it ain't. If he stays, we shall see.
  33. magic

    magic Statto & Vordamen's lovechild

    I'd rather sell him to Granada than China.
    But I'd rather we keep him and see how he does in the top flight surely better for his international slot too.
  34. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    The Chinese economy is beginning to show signs of collapse and I hardly doubt these owners will be able to pay/promise him the astronomical wages Asia has been doing for the past few seasons. [More wealth has been wiped off the Shanghai stock market this month than the value of all of Swedens yearly output].


    Won't happen. Probably old news.
  35. Hornet23

    Hornet23 First Team

    @Football_Naija: Odion Ighalo turned down a £12million (£3million per season) from Chinese club Hebei China Fortune to stay at Watford

    Guess if that's true then we accepted the bid? Or they got in touch with his agent prior to the bid and Ighalo dismissed it.

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