Report: Everton, Southampton and Newcastle want to sign Odion Ighalo

Marco Silva, Manager of Everton and Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace embrace after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton FC at Selhurst Park on April 27, 2019...

Former Watford hero Odion Ighalo is reportedly heading back to the Premier League with Everton, West Ham United, Newcastle and the Saints all interested.

Odion Ighalo of Nigeria poses during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session on June 12, 2018 in Yessentuki, Russia.

Odion Ighalo looks set for a return to the Premier League in January with TEAMtalk claiming that the likes of Everton, Newcastle, West Ham United and Southampton are all keen on the experienced Nigeria international.

At the age of 30, Ighalo is in the prime of his career and there is a feeling that he is really wasting his considerable goalscoring talents over in China. The skilful frontman has spent the last two years in the Far East but he is still fondly remembered for his time in England with Watford.

 

Ighalo netted 20 times to fire The Hornets to promotion in 2015 and also found the target on 15 occasions during a sensational debut season in the Premier League.

And with so many top flight clubs lacking a prolific number nine, it’s no surprise that there is a lengthy queue forming for Ighalo’s signature ahead of the winter transfer window.

Adam Bogdan of Liverpool (front) looks dejected as Odion Ighalo of Watford celebrates as he scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool...

TEAMtalk claims that relegation threatened Everton and Southampton are interested, as a Newcastle side whose £40 million record signing Joelinton has not scored in the Premier League for three months.

Sebastien Haller, another struggling record signing, has found goals hard to come by at West Ham while Crystal Palace are still crying out for a man capable of forming a thrilling front three with Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend.

Watford, the report adds, are keen to bring Ighalo back to Vicarage Road but he might have a few better offers on the table.

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, with his jersey pulled up to show his tshirt reading 'thank u Jesus', gestures after scoring a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch