Wigan and Swansea will be linked with many strikers in the coming months.
Reports yesterday from Sky Sports suggested that one such target could be Nigerian frontman Odion Ighalo, a 23-year-old Udinese player currently on loan at Spanish side Granada.
After an impressive initial loan spell in Spain, where he scored 16 goals in 26 games, this season was somewhat of a come-down until his goal against Rayo Vallecano in January proved to be the first of four goals in six games, including his side’s strike in a 2-1 loss to Barcelona and this impressive effort against Celta Vigo:
An interesting sub-plot may come from the fact that both Udinese and Granada are owned by the Pozzo family, who also own Watford.
Gianfranco Zola’s side has already benefited from the services of one Udinese striker this season in Matej Vydra.
Reports that Ighalo is keen on a move to the Premier League may, should Watford get there, lead to interest from the Hornets.
As a strike partner for any one of Vydra, Koune or Michu, Ighalo has the potential to do very well indeed.
Can you see Ighalo moving to any of the clubs above? And who is in most need of a new striker?
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