Odion Ighalo has admitted he would find a move to Manchester United difficult to turn down if they came calling.
The Nigeria striker has fired 14 goals in 20 Premier League games this season and only Romelu Lukaku and Jamie Vardy have been more prolific this season.
The 26-year-old’s form has been noticed all across Europe and Atletico Madrid and Roma are believed to be tracking his progress, but the player, who signed permanently from Udinese in October 2014, has stated his desire to stay at Vicarage Road.
Hornets boss Quique Sanchez Flores is desperate to keep hold of the player, whose contract expires in the summer of 2017.
But quotes attributed to him in The Sun suggest an offer from his boyhood club United would turn his head.
“There has been speculation from Spain and Italy but I’ve played there and now want to play in England,” Ighalo told The Sun.
“I don’t think I will be moving, but I’m not sure I’d say no if United called.
“They were my team growing up. I loved watching Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke on TV.
“They were my idols and playing at Old Trafford has always been a dream.”