Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has revealed that he plans to return to the Super Eagles more than a year after his retirement.
Ighalo announced his retirement from international duties with Nigeria after his five-star performance at the African Cup of Nations.
He said that having to walk the distance between China where he played for Shanghai Shenhua in Nigeria for national duty affected him so he had to step down to allow the youth to take over.
Ighalo moved to England in January, joining Manchester United on loan and
recently extended its loan agreement with Old Trafford until January 2021.
Since his retirement, Victor Osimhen has led the Super Eagles’ attack with the striker scoring three goals in the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.
Ighalo has now revealed that he has not given up on returning to the Super Eagles team.
“I’m still in touch with Gernot Rohr and Amaju Pinnick, and they congratulated me on my loan,” Ighalo told Brila FM.
“I’m still thinking of coming back to the national team, but for now, I want to focus on my club career.
“I left the national team because of the distance between Nigeria and China, but now that I’m in Manchester and like in life and in my career, you never know.”