- Watford striker Odion Ighalo has said he has spoken to Chelsea player John Obi Mikel to leave Stamford bridge in January 2017
- Ighalo wants Mikel who is the captain of the Super Eagles to join him at Watford
- Mikel has not played any game for Chelsea this season under new manager Antonio Conte
Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has told his captain at the national team John Obi Mikel to join him at Watford when the January transfer window opens.
It is no longer a news that Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has not featured in any game this season under the Blues' manager Antonio Conte and Ighalo is now looking forward in exploring the opportunity.
Mikel, 29, whose contract will expire next summer has been linked with several clubs, but the player has explained that he would talk to his boss at Chelsea before making any decision.
''I want Mikel to come and join me at Watford because he is a good player, and playing with him here will be great.
''He is the captain of my national team and I think every club will want him to play for them,'' Ighalo explained.
Chelsea are currently topping the Premier League table with 34 points after 14 games while Watford occupy 11th position on the standings with 18 points.