Odion Ighalo Changchun Yatai (£20m)

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

  1. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I said it earlier on in the thread, despite the money I do feel for the guy. Although ultimately the move will make him rich, it's not what was motivating him and he clearly tried everything to stay in the PL one way or the other. Money isn't the be all and end all for everybody, and job satisfaction carries just as much weight for a lot of people. His career is basically over now, he will be playing for money and nothing else. It must be sad for him that at one point he basically had the world at his feet and now he's got to pack up and go and play in some tin pot league in china.
     
  2. RunkleHorn

    RunkleHorn Academy Graduate

    It isn't necessarily the end for Iggy. There are enough quality attackers in China now (Jackson Martinez, Goulart, Alex Texiera, Hulk (kind of, he's f*****g useless), Tevez, Pato, Montero, Zahavi, that any player who really stands out will still interest top Euro clubs.
     
  3. ITKJim

    ITKJim Reservist

    I wouldn't say his career is over. He's still got plenty of years left, get some confidence back in China for a year and a European club will be in for him. Would love to see him return home to Granada.
     
  4. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I feel awful now. What a lovely, lovely man .
     
  5. Nnnn

    Nnnn First Team

    thanks Iggy. We owe you. Good luck
     
  6. Sevillahorn

    Sevillahorn Academy Graduate

    I feel like I've put my dog to sleep too early..
     
  7. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    There is no doubt there are some quality players there, but my understanding of the latest rules are that clubs can only field three overseas players, which is fair enough for the development of Chinese players, but as the majority of the overseas star players will be attackers, he will be playing against Sunday league standard defenders.
     
  8. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I hope he always believes in his soul
     
  9. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I hope you guys who have been slagging him off are completely ashamed of yourselves.

    Thanks for the memories Iggy, you will always be welcome back at WFC, maybe you will get your Mojo back out in China as well as making an absolute fortune. Hopefully you might even come back and play for us in a few years, when your Mojo has returned.
     
  10. SuperDan

    SuperDan Reservist

    I've been one of his biggest critics recently (not on the forum but in conversations with mates) but that interview was pretty sad.Its fair to say it was the right move for both parties,but this is a guy who wasn't motivated by money or greed,and I think with football the way it is nower days that's pretty impressive. Good luck Odion
     
  11. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Out of all those players you go for Hulk as the ****ing useless one?
     
  12. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    All the best Iggy. You gave me so many great memories, and for that I will be forever grateful. Really bought into our club ethos, and that interview shows just how much he cares. Whilst we certainly have some mercenaries in the squad, he was not one of them and although he was out of form with the terrible year on a personal scale that he has had you cant really blame him.

    Go do us proud in china Iggy-Pop!
     
  13. Westsydneyhornet

    Westsydneyhornet Academy Graduate

    What a true gentleman.
    I hope he's team makes Asian champions league and plays against a Aussie team just so I can watch him play again in real person

    Ighalo-oh !!
     
  14. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    He wasn't good enough for the Prem, but that wasn't his fault and it's utterly unfair to hold that against anyone. Really hope he does well in China.

    Regardless of whether the deal is 17, 20 or 30 mill, we did bloody well off this transfer (and I'm sure he has, too). On top of that, he certainly played his part in getting us into the Prem and keeping us there.

    Plus he put Stones on his arse.
     
  15. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Squad Player

    Unlike some of our fans, he kept his dignity and deserves our respect.

    Thanks for the memories Odion and good luck for the future.
     
  16. King Dev

    King Dev Squad Player

    Best of luck to the bloke. He's a nice guy but the time is right.
     
  17. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Best of luck Iggy...
    ...a gentleman.
     
  18. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I'm not sure I've ever seen a player less chuffed to be leaving. Good luck Iggy, you leave us with some fantastic memories
     
  19. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    holy crap that was traumatic to watch. Genuinely moving stuff. I have never seen a player like that after leaving any club, let alone us. Let's hope he finds his form in china and he receives the same level of adoration from their fans as he did with us, in his purple patch. I-GA-RO! OH! OR-RAYS BERRIEVE IN YOUR SOUL!

    £20m+ though. KERCHING!
     
  20. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    [video=youtube_share;1MW0U4UER2c]http://youtu.be/1MW0U4UER2c[/video]
     
  21. Stuey

    Stuey Reservist

    Iggy's interview last night with Sky - he was really welling up and obviously has an affinity with Watford.

    I wish him the best of luck over in China but it is definitely the right time for both parties to go their separate ways (esp at £20m!). Hopefully, he'll find his sparkle again.
     
  22. Malteser

    Malteser Squad Player

    It's proof, if we needed it, that all players are different entities. While I'm sure we've had several signings under the Pozzo era who really weren't that bothered about our club and just saw it as another passing-through pay cheque, there have also been some class acts as human beings who've genuinely fallen in love with WFC.

    Ighalo is definitely in the latter category. Let's hope several of our more-recent signings end up feeling the same way.
     
  23. ITKJim

    ITKJim Reservist

    Holebas loves the club, I can tell.
     
  24. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Another player that I will really miss, despite his lack of form this past year. I have such fond memories of Iggy from the 2014/15 season and am sorry it hasn't worked out for him this season. You could really feel the emotion during that video interview, and I think we can all agree that he is an absolute gent. Thank you for the memories and your efforts, Odion. You're welcome back anytime!
     
  25. J.B

    J.B First Team

    Love you Iggy.

    Hard to believe that the man in that interview is the same man who has had his dedication and motivation questioned and been repeatedly called a c**t by people on here. Wish him all the very best and hope his heart is more in the move to China than it seems. Will never forget the wonderful moments he gave us.
     
  26. hornetto

    hornetto Academy Graduate

    Has this despicable piece of...

    *watches video*

    Iggy I'm so, so sorry.

    *hangs head in disgrace*
     
  27. While he is sad, he's got to look at all the positives of the last 3 years of his life. He arrived here as a back up squad player with no real track record. Nothing lasts forever as Almen, Matty, Gueds et al have found. But that golden year, out of the blue, got us up, kept us up, and has financially set him and his family up for life.
     
  28. Klein Lust

    Klein Lust Academy Graduate

    Best of luck Iggy xx
     
  29. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Thanks for everything Iggy, never worthy of all the abuse he received.
     
  30. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  31. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Nah. I remember the hours I've wasted watching him cavorting about the pitch like an utter mental and I'm just glad he's gone.
     
  32. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    If you have watched his farewell video, you are a bigger cunut than I thought you were.
     
  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Keyboard warrior strikes again
     
  34. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Watching a recent game, I think muff or Boro. The Watford fans were singing his song and the tv cut to him. You could see him thinking "I've scored one this season and these guys are still supporting me" it also looked like he knew he was going and was taking a moment to remember us. His shirt into the crowd on the last day moment.
     
  35. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    His dedication and motivation have been on show for a year. Not changed by a sweet little video of regret now that the Chinese are gonna work him like a dog.
     

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