By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has heaped plaudits on Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo whom he describes as “a wonderful man”.
Ighalo scored Watford’s goals in the 2-0 win at home against Victor Moses’ West Ham United on Saturday to become the Hornets’ Premier League top scorer in history with seven goals.
The Nigerian scored 20 goals in 38 appearances in the Championship last season and turned down the chance of a big-money move to China to sign a new five-year contract with Watford.
Flores said the decision of the former Udinese and Granada striker to stay at the club despite interest in him was the best.
“Ighalo took a very important decision to stay at Watford. It was a brilliant idea,” Flores told Sky Sports.
“He is a wonderful man who stayed here because his future here at Watford is really big. He is already an important player for us,” the Spaniard said.
Ighalo is invited to the Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup qualifying games against Swaziland on November 13 and 17.