Man United to sign Odion Ighalo on a £15m permanent deal

Man United to sign Odion Ighalo on a £15m permanent deal
LINZ, AUSTRIA - MARCH 12: Odion Ighalo of Manchester United celebrates scoring their first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between LASK and Manchester United at Linzer Stadion on March 12, 2020 in Linz, Austria. The match is played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Nigerian Striker, Odion Ighalo has shown likely chances of remaining at Old Trafford on a permanent deal amid the 30-year-old’s impressive loan spell.

Odion Ighalo was supposed to be just a back-up striker after Rashford was sidelined by injury but the Nigerian has revealed that he has much to offer and Man United are considering making his stay longer.

Ighalo’s loan campaign at Old Trafford is expected to end in May after Ole Solskjaer turned to the striker amid failed attempts to land Bournemouth’s Josh King on deadline day.

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Having netted 3 goals in 4 starts, the Red Devils are pushed to inquire about his price tag and Shanghai Shenhua have voiced out £15m tag for the former Watford striker.

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There is uncertainty in the transfer market these days due to the COVID-19 global pandemic but discussions are underway concerning players’ contracts.

Ighalo would be turning 31 by summer and acquiring him for £15m isn’t a bad deal for Manchester United considering the impact he has made already despite the pressure at Old Trafford.

Ole who is a great lover of the Lagos born’s crafts has confirmed the club is considering making Ighalo stay for a longer period.

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“He will improve and get better,” Solskjaer said after Man United encounter with Europa League opponent, LASK .

“He has the qualities we saw in him that we needed. And we will still need those qualities next season — so let’s see what we will do.”

The former Udinese striker is bagging £300,000-a-week while in contract with the Chinese side, but the Red Devils have been forking out £130,000-a-week since he joined them.

More updates to come.

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