Nigeria striker Odion Jude Ighalo has specially told AfricanFootball.com that he will depart Nigeria for England to undergo a routine medical at English Championship side Watford with a view to signing a deal.
Talks have been going on for the former Nigeria U20 skipper to sign a loan deal with Watford, who finished in 13th place in the English Championship last season.
“Everything is in order, I will leave for Watford on Tuesday for medical and other necessary things as regards the deal,” Ighalo told AfricaanFootball.com
Ighalo also told AfricanFootball.com he will not require a work permit to play in England as he holds an Italian passport.
“I won’t have a problem of work permit because I hold an Italian passport,” he said.
Ighalo, who started out in Europe with Lyn Oslo of Norway, has been on the books of Italian Serie A side Udinese, but has mostly played on loan at Granada CF in Spain.