Recently signed Nigerian and Manchester United Striker Odion Ighalo is now set to leave Manchester United after a successful loan spell at the club of his dreams.
His parent club Shanghai Shenhua are keen to have the striker back ahead of the start of the Chinese Super League season.
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) May 25, 2020
Ighalo, who performed exceedingly well this season with Manchester United has been on fire, even scoring four times for Man U.
However, his loan spell will end after just after eight appearances, in United. United still has about nine Premier League games to play and remain in the Europa League and the FA Cup. The English club is passionate and willing to keep Ighalo until the end of this season and have even held discussions with Shanghai Shenhua about extending the loan deal.
Ighalo has likely played his last game for Manchester United, claims the Daily Mail 😢
Shanghai Shenhua have denied the Red Devils’ request to have his loan extended beyond this month 🙅♂️ pic.twitter.com/VGoTLwoykf
— Goal (@goal) May 25, 2020
However, the Chinese authorities who are now hopeful of beginning the Chinese Super League season in late June or early July, have rejected the loan extension offer by Manchester United.
Ighalo’s new season and deal with the Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua will see Ighalo become the highest paid African footballer of all time as he would be earning a whooping £400,000 per week which translates to ₦190,000,000!
Odion Ighalo will leave Manchester United this week. Some say he will be a cult hero but Wikipedia has him as the club’s record scorer with 100 goals per game, so I think he’ll go down as the greatest ever to play at Old Trafford. pic.twitter.com/UIfn3jmd6M
— Wayne Barton (@WayneSBarton) May 25, 2020
Ighalo has already won the heart of many Manchester United fans worldwide who are not happy to see the talented footballer and striker go so soon.