Odion Ighalo will take time to decide whether to come out of retirement and play for the Super Eagles again, reports Completesports.com.
Ighalo, 31, quit international football after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where he finished as top scorer.
The former Watford striker has scored three goals and recorded one assist for his new Saudi club Al Shabab which has led to calls by Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr for his return to the team.
“I have been approached by the coach, but I haven’t decided yet whether this is a path I want to follow again,” Ighalo told BBC Sport Africa.
“We’ve been talking about it for a while and hopefully soon I will make that decision.”
Victor Osimhen has been filling the void for the Super Eagles left by Ighalo’s departure and the Napoli striker is the overall top scorer with four goals in the 2021 Nations Cup qualifying.
However, Rohr has struggled to find another striker to compliment Osimhen, with the likes of Paul Onuachu and Kelechi Iheanacho failing to convince the German.
“I need to decide because I have huge respect for my country and the coach, so it’s only fair to let people know where you stand,” he added.
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