Odion Ighalo: Watford loanee signs permanent contract

Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo scored in Watford's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest in midweek

Watford have turned striker Odion Ighalo's loan move from Italian club Udinese into a permanent deal.

The Nigerian, 25, initially moved to Vicarage Road on a season-long loan in July but has now agreed a contract until the summer of 2017.

Ighalo has scored in each of his last three Championship appearances for the Hornets, having failed to find the net in his first seven outings.

Watford lie second in the table and face Middlesbrough on Saturday.