Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo says he is open to a return to international football with the three-time African African champions, Clean Tackle can confirm.

Ighalo announced his retirement from international football after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Manchester United striker was top scorer in the competition with five goals, while the Super Eagles finished in third position.

“I am still in contact with Gernot Rohr and Amaju Pinnick, and they congratulated me on my loan deal,” Ighalo told Brila FM in Nigeria on Thursday June 4

“I am still thinking about returning to the national team, but right now I want to concentrate on my club career.

“I left the national team because of the distance between Nigeria and China, but now that I am in Manchester and just like life and in my career, you never can tell.”

Ighalo recently extended his loan deal with Manchester United until January 2021.

The 30-year-old scored 16 goals in 35 appearances for the Super Eagles before his retirement.

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