Barcelona Offer: Ex-Super Eagles Players Hail Ighalo’s Decision, Want Player To Avoid Loophole
Odion Ighalo, the Super Eagles forward, has revealed that he turned down an offer from Spanish Giants, FC Barcelona, in order to concentrate on his career with Chinese Super League side, Shanghai Shenhua.
It will be recalled, that Odion Jude Ighalo was on the wanted list of the former European champions following the exit of a couple of their key players and in order to remain the pacesetter in the Last Liga.
But the Super Eagles Hitman turned down the chance of linking up with the club, even as some Nigerian former players have hailed the decision as a right one.
Henry Nwosu, one-time, Super Eagles captain, said it was right the player took his stand and not be attracted to the chance of starring for Bacelona where he might likely find game time difficult
“He followed his mind and that makes him a man. I commend him because at Bacelona, they may not use him as he is presently enjoying; It is right,” Nwosu said.
Also speaking, Dosu Joseph, goalkeeper of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic fame, said that the choice of every player is to play regularly, urging the player to go to where he will regularly play.
“I think remaining in China is a good decision for him because he is not growing younger. Besides, he needs to be in a club where he would be playing regularly. It was a right decision from him,” Dosu, approved.
“He should, at this time of his career, avoid any offer, which may not be to his advantage.”