Watford have announced that Odion Ighalo has signed a new contract until 2021.

The 27-year-old extended his stay at Vicarage Road after an impressive debut in the English topflight last season with 17 goals in 42 games to end speculations about his departure from the club.

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The Hornets had turned down a £38m offer from Chinese side Shanghai SIPG for the Super Eagles’ squad at the end of June with the owner Giampaolo Pozzo adamant to let the Nigerian leave.

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Captain Troy Deeney had signed a new five-year contract at the start of July, and the 29-year-old who scored 13 Premier League goals last season would be hoping to form a deadly partnership with Ighalo this season.

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