When he said no, they returned and offered more. They keep on besieging him with offers, every one greater than the last. The most recent is twofold the first and still the answer is no.
'I have 14 objectives in the Premier League, how would I go to China now?' said Ighalo, who marked another five-year bargain in September pondered £30,000 a week.
His psyche is settled however when Watford proprietor Gino Pozzo gave him consent to converse with Hebei China Fortune the previous summer, he exited.
'I was close,' he said. 'They made a £10m offer and were putting forth me over £200,000 a week; a four-year contract. I couldn't rest for three days. That sort of cash is difficult to turn down. Some fellow team members in the changing area were stating, "You can't miss this shot". Yet, I don't hop into choices such as that.
'I implored about it, and God said it was not for me, regardless of the amount of cash it was. I knew God would guide me. When I said I would prefer not to go, they offered me more cash, practically £300,000 a week. I let them know it's not about the cash.'
Chinese Super League clubs are on a forceful enlistment drive, with cash no item, merchants lurking in the shadows and an exchange window open until February 26.
'They have called again and I have turned them down once more,' said Ighalo. 'Perhaps in the event that I continue scoring objectives, that group will accompany triple the cash toward the end of the season. At the point when the time is on the whole correct to go to China I will know. In the event that it's for me it will happen.
'When I was in Ajegunle, I was watching the Premier League, imagining one day I would be a piece of it. On the off chance that I continue doing what I'm doing I can make the most of my football in England for four, five or six years.
'I helped this group to advancement. In what manner would I be able to leave on account of cash? I know cash is great. With that kind of cash I can secure my life. Be that as it may, you can't offer your fantasy.'
Ajegunle is a urban ghetto in Lagos, Nigeria, known as AJ City. It is famous for destitution and wrongdoing, and the 26-year-old can review how he would plunge for spread as shots rang over the football pitch, a dusty patch of area referred to local people as the 'Maracana'.
Ajegunle additionally has a notoriety for delivering some of Nigeria's best footballers, including Taribo West, Obafemi Martins and Brown Ideye.
'I'm cheerful to be one of them. I'm pleased to be Nigerian and to have originated from a ghetto such as that. It is not the best place to grow up. It was difficult and it has been a harsh adventure. In any case, it gave me quality to work and continue battling. Thinking back, I can't gripe. Diligent work and the beauty of God have paid off in my life