I don’t know what to feel when I read how much Ighalo is going to lose as Man Utd have reached an agreement with the Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo to stay at the club until January 2021.
The Premier League’s proposed return date is 17 June with Arsenal and Manchester City open the fixture and the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals have been lined up for the weekend of 27 and 28 June. Therefore many clubs such as Manchester United are trying to ensure they have a strong team to continue the season.
There had been a serious back and forth deliberation between Manchester United and Shanghai Shenhua over their attempts to extend his loan. Shanghai Shenhua had been rejecting ‘United’s requests to keep Ighalo at Old Trafford. Instead, the Chinese club was apparently ‘demanding that the Nigerian striker rejoins them for a £400,000 (N190m) weekly pay.
However, Ighalo’s agent, Atta Aneke, announces on 31st May that Odion Ighalo has agreed on terms with Manchester United and his parent club Shanghai Shenhua that will keep the Nigeria international at Old Trafford until January 2021.
Ighalo made a shock deadline-day switch from Shanghai Shenhua in January and the ex-Watford striker has impressed the Old Trafford faithful. The 30-year-old has scored four goals in three starts for the Red Devils (the club he has supported since childhood) in his eight appearances which include at least one strike in each of his three starts – against Club Brugge, Derby County (2) and LASK.
Ighalo will now hope to pick up from where he left off, after winning United’s Goal of the Month award for March with a stunning strike in his last match, the impressive 5-0 victory over Austrian club LASK in the Europa League.
The striker will now earn around $180,000 (67m) per week at Manchester United as opposed the Ighalo reject £400,000 (N190m) weekly wage
If you are Ighalo would you have done the same? Let’s know your opinion