During his five years on loan at Granada, Odion Ighalo became a club legend. He was part of the side that rose from the Spanish fourth tier to the top flight and scored crucial goals. After joining Watford, he posted an emotional goodbye message to the Nazaríes supporters.

The striker has penned a one-year loan deal at Vicarage Road from fellow Pozzo-owned club Udinese.

It's in Spain where he has made his name however and the 25-year-old tweeted a heartfelt farewell to Granada fans on Twitter, which has been translated by insidespanishfootball.com.

It read: “Now that I have just signed for Watford, I want to thank the president, board of directors, colleagues and staff of Granada CF, their great fans and this marvellous city. From the very first day I arrived here, they have made me feel at home.

“It’s difficult for me after five seasons, knowing that I won’t be at the club for the next season. It’s also difficult explaining to my sons that their father has to change teams and won’t be playing at Granada, a club with whom they feel identified with and even though they’re only young.

"I also leave behind great friends, who I won’t forget.

“The greatest thing that I take with me in my heart, is knowing that I leave this great team in the Primera, which was always my challenge from the first day I stepped on the pitch at Nuevo Los Cármenes.

“I feel very proud to have achieved something very important in the footballing world, which was achieving two consecutive promotions and I’ll never forget how well I’ve been treated, both by the club and the fans I encountered, every time I walked down the street…

"I will always feel a part of Granada and wherever I am, I’ll be following the games as another fan and whenever I can, I’ll be back to watch them.

“Finally, I thank God for giving me this great opportunity and hope that life takes me down new paths, achieving the same success I’ve enjoyed here, because although I’ll be many miles from Granada, it will always be my second home.”