Report: West Bromwich Albion could consider Odion Ighalo

Troy Deeney of Watford celebrates with team-mate Odion Ighalo after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on...

West Bromwich Albion are seemingly interested in Odion Ighalo, according to a report.

Changchun Yatai's Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo (L) talks to referee during the Chinese Super League match against Shanghai SIPG in Shanghai on March 4, 2017.

According to The Birmingham Mail, West Bromwich Albion could consider a move for former Watford hitman Odion Ighalo.

The Nigerian marksman left the Hornets to join Chinese outfit Changchun Yatai for £20 million (The Mirror) 12 months ago, but Sky Sports reported on Wednesday that the 28-year-old is open to a return to the Premier League before the transfer window shuts.

Troy Deeney of Watford celebrates with team-mate Odion Ighalo after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on...

West Brom are in dire need of some goals and the Baggies have only scored four times in the Premier League since Alan Pardew took over from Tony Pulis at the start of December.

The Daily Mail reported on Thursday that Pardew is interested in signing West Ham United's Diafra Sakho, who is available for around £10 million.

Burton Albion's English midfielder Tom Naylor (L) vies with Watford's Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo during the English FA Cup third round football match between Watford and Burton Albion...

But The Birmingham Mail has claimed this morning that West Brom might yet consider a swoop for Ighalo, whose contract with Yatai runs out in 2020.

The African forward, who has 15 goals in 27 games this season, proved himself a hit during the 2015-16 campaign by racking up 15 Premier League goals in 36 outings, though only managed to score once in 18 top-flight marches last term prior to his big-money switch to Asia.

Pardew's side are 19th in the table, four points adrift of safety with 16 games left.

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