Ighalo’s Man United Future In Doubt As Chinese League Set To Begin

Ighalo’s Man United Future In Doubt As Chinese League Set To Begin

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Manchester United striker, Odion Igahlo’s future at the club hangs in the balance as his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua is expected to recall the striker to its fold following the expected commencement of the Chinese Super League in July, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report

The club also wants the EPL giants to pay the sum of £20 million to acquire his services permanently.

Shanghai Shenhua expect Ighalo to return from his loan spell at Manchester United in time for the start of the new Chinese Super League season, which is scheduled to begin in two months’ time.

Manchester United are keen to extend Ighalo’s loan to cover the end of the Premier League season, the date of which remains unclear amid the coronavirus pandemic that has jeopardised the EPL calendar and several sporting activities across the world.  

As it stands, Shanghai Shenhua will only allow Ighalo to remain at Old Trafford if it is on a permanent deal and the Chinese club value him upwards of £20m.

It is thought Newcastle United would be interested in Ighalo if their proposed takeover is completed this summer.

Ighalo revealed last month there is “no offer on the table yet” from Manchester United over extending his stay at the club beyond his current loan spell, despite manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinting that a deal could be made.

The Nigerian striker made an encouraging start to life at Manchester United following his surprise Deadline Day move, scoring four times in eight appearances prior to the suspension of the Premier League.

SkySports revealed in March that Ighalo had been offered a two-year contract extension by parent club Shanghai worth £400,000 a week.

Ighalo’s current contract expires in December 2022, but Shanghai want to keep him until at least December 2024.

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