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World Cup Qualifiers: Osimhen Says Ighalo’s Recall Is Good For The Team

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The previous Manchester United star was recalled to the public group, more than two years after he reported his retirement

Napoli charm Victor Osimhen has depicted Odion Ighalo’s re-visitation to the Super Eagles’ squad as a decent improvement for the team ahead of their 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde.

Ighalo at first chose not to play for Nigeria again after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where he secured the Golden Boot with five goals in seven matches.

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The Al Shabab striker is the seventh-most noteworthy goalscorer in Super Eagles history with a count of 16 goals in the wake of playing 35 International matches and he was shockingly recalled for their qualifying games in November.

Albeit the 32-year-old is yet to answer to the Nigeria camp for Saturday’s match against Liberia, Osimhen said he has things to gain from the previous Premier League star when he shows up in Tangier.

“As I said before, he is like a big brother to me and I really love him so much. I learn a lot of things from him and it is important to have him in the team.

“We all have a common goal to qualify for the World Cup and do well at the Afcon. Whatever is good for the team, I think the coach and the federation will bring it into play.”

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This season, Ighalo has played each moment of Al Shabab’s games in the Saudi Arabian Professional League and he is the league’s top scorer with nine goals in 11 matches.

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In the mean time, Osimhen reviewed his sentiments after he conquered a physical issue alarm and got back to activity on Sunday in Napoli’s 1-1 draw with Verona.

The 22-year-old who has scored five Serie A goals this season, missed his group’s Europa League outing to Legia Warsaw and a league visit to Salernitana seven days prior.

“I felt good after the MRI scan showed that I had nothing so it was important to rest for a few days before I play the game on Sunday,” the former Lille star added.

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“Like I said before, I’m always [ready] when I am called upon and to give my all for my country is one of the most important things in my career and of course, I’m ready, come Saturday.”

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Transfer: Lewandowski agrees three-year deal with Barcelona

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Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski has agreed a three-year contract with Barcelona.

This claim was made by respected transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano.

According to Romano, this agreement has been in place for months now and the only thing left is for both clubs to strike a deal.

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“Nothing has changed in Robert Lewandowski’s mind. He’s still convinced on Barcelona as next club after personal terms agreed months ago on a three year deal, no negotiations with any other club as of now.

“Barcelona will contact FC Bayern again soon,” Romano tweeted.

Lewandowski has one year left on his current deal with the Bundesliga champions and has publicly declared his desire to leave this summer.

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EPL: Man Utd list conditions for Ronaldo to leave as Chelsea, Bayern wait

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Manchester United will only allow Cristiano Ronaldo leave on their own terms.

This is according to Sky Sports News chief reporter, Kaveh Solhekol.

Although United’s public stance is that Ronaldo is not for sale, they are ready to let the player leave if a deal that suited all parties is agreed.

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“Manchester United’s official position is that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale.

“But United would let him leave if a deal could be agreed with another club which suited all parties.

“If Ronaldo was to leave, it would be on United’s terms as well as Ronaldo’s,” Solhekol said.

Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Napoli are all monitoring Ronaldo’s situation at Old Trafford.

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EPL: It’ll be a win-win – Paul Merson tells Ronaldo club to join

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Arsenal legend, Paul Merson has backed Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo to join Premier League giants, Chelsea, this summer.

Merson believes it would be a win-win situation if Ronaldo joins Chelsea from Manchester United.

Ronaldo had already informed Man United that he wanted to leave the club if they found a suitable offer.

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The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been linked with Chelsea, Bayern Munich, AS Roma and Napoli in the past.

“I think he might be tempted to leave as it goes – the way it is going at the moment,” Merson wrote in his Sky column.

“We are hearing that he wants to play in the Champions League, so I think that might happen.

“I think it will be a win-win situation if he does go [to Chelsea]. I think it needs to get sorted sooner than later – the season’s like four or five weeks away.

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“It’s been clear Man Utd won’t be in the Champions League for a long time. I don’t know why this wasn’t nipped in the bud early doors.

“It’s hard to drag on this long. I’d be a bit disappointed if I was a Man Utd fan.”

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World Cup 2022: They’re united – Tevez names favourite country to win tournament in Qatar

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Former Manchester City and Manchester United striker, Carlos Tevez has backed Argentina to win the World Cup in Qatar this year.

Tevez believes Argentina have a great chance to win the World Cup, adding that Lionel Messi and his Albicelestes teammates are united.

“It would make me very happy if Lionel Messi were to lift the World Cup in Qatar,” Tevez was quoted by Sportskeeda as saying.

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“I see a very united group, they go on vacation together and that is not normal. We have great chances of being able to lift the cup.”

Argentina are in Group C in the 2022 World Cup and will face Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Poland.

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