Udinese forward Odion Ighalo says he will travel to Watford on Tuesday to undergo a medical ahead of a proposed loan move to Vicarage Road.

The 25-year-old Nigerian, who has spent the past five seasons on loan at fellow Pozzo-owned club Granada, revealed last week he was in “final negotiations” with the Hornets over a switch to WD18.

Speaking to africanfootball.com, Ighalo said: "Everything is in order; I will leave for Watford on Tuesday for [a] medical and other necessary things as regards the deal.

"I won't have a problem of work permit because I hold an Italian passport," he added.

Born in the Nigerian city of Lagos, the 6ft 2in forward began his career in his homeland with Prime before joining Julius Berger.

A switch to Norwegian side Lyn followed in 2007 and after nine goals in 20 outings across two seasons, Ighalo moved to Italy to join Udinese.

Used sparingly at Udinese in his first season, Ighalo joined Granada on loan for the 2009/10 campaign and netted 17 times to help the Andaluscian side to promotion.

Returning the following year, the former Nigerian Under-20 cap scored five times as Granada completed back-to-back promotions to reach La Liga.

A brief stint with Serie A outfit Cesena in 2010 proved unsuccessful and Ighalo returned to Los Carmenes to score 12 league goals in his next three seasons as Granada retained their top-flight status.