I could join Mikel Obi, Ighalo in China – Odemwingie
Former Super Eagles player, Osaze Odemwingie, has hinted that he could join other Nigerian footballers in Chinese Super League.
Odemwingie recently turned down an option to renew a short-term contract with Championship side, Rotherham United and says he has received offers from China in the past.
The 35-year-old admitted he snubbed such offers, because he was keen to continue playing at the highest level and also stand a chance of playing in the national team.
Odemwingie has now said the Chinese Super League is becoming stronger, because of the calibre of players heading to the Far East and he would consider a move.
He said: “You don’t limit yourself, in the past I had offers from Qatar and China but had to ignore them because I needed to remain in top flight, but right now I have done virtually everything I need to do here and I have no problems traveling, interestingly I have a wife who also does not mind traveling and so we see how it goes in coming months and next transfer window.”
Nigerian players who have moved to China in the last one year include Obafemi Martins (Shanghai Shenhua), Anthony Ujah (Liaoning Whowin), John Obi Mikel (Tianjin TEDA) and Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai).