Watford coach, Walter Mazzarri, has praised Odion Ighalo for his work ethic during his time at the club and wished him well, as he completes his move to Chinese Super League side, Changchun Yatai.
The Nigerian striker has joined compatriot John Obi Mikel in China, after successfully undergoing a medical on Tuesday.
I want to wish Odion Ighalo good luck because he is a great player and professional,” Mazzarri said after his side’s 2-1 win against Arsenal on Tuesday.
It was Watford’s first win in eight games in all competitions.
Mazzarri said: “I am very happy with our January signings in M’Baye Niang and Mauro Zarate and I have to do the best with that.”
The Italian tactician has already bolstered his attack with the arrival of Mauro Zarate on a two-and-a-half-year deal from Fiorentina, while M’Baye Niang has also joined on loan from AC Milan.
Ighalo played 100 games for Watford and scored 39 goals for the Hornets.