Super Eagles star Odion Ighalo has been named as one of the potential player Newcastle are looking for to strengthen the team in the January transfer window.
Newcastle are in serious need of reinforcements to save them from relegation after Saudi owners took over. According to a press report, the former Watford and Manchester United forward Ighalo has been shortlisted as one of the strikers that fit the bill.
Ighalo is currently playing for Al Shabab in Saudi Arabia.
Al Shabab have reportedly asked Ighalo if he would be interested should Newcastle come for him.
Ighalo who recently came off international retirement and resumed duties with the Super Eagles is the joint top scorer in the Saudi Professional League this season with nine goals.
The Nigerian striker moved to the Middle East from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua after his loan deal at Old Trafford came to an end earlier this year.
His contract at Al Shabab will expire in the summer of 2023.
The 32-year-old scored 40 goals in 100 appearances for Watford between 2014 and 2017 and netted five times in 23 games for United during his year-long spell at the club between January 2020 and January 2021.