PSG Plan To Sign Odion Ighalo As Cavani’s Replacement

PSG Plan To Sign Odion Ighalo As Cavani’s Replacement

French giants and 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League semifinalists, Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly lining up a shock move for Manchester United’s on-loan star Odion Ighalo, understands

The 31-year-old striker has caught the eye during his loan spell at United from Chinese Suoer League side, Shanghai Shenhua, scoring five times for the club.

The Nigerian signed a deal to stay at United until January 2021 but PSG are considering him as an option as they look to replace departing Edinson Cavani.

PSG Sporting Director Leonardo has drawn up a shortlist of possible targets and will even explore the possibility of signing Cristiano Ronaldo amid rumours Juventus are looking to get him off their wage bill.

Nigeria’s coach Gernot Rohr and Odion Ighalo celebrates after receiving a medal for winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations third place between Tunisia and Nigeria at the Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, on 17 July 2019. (Photo by Ahmed Awaad/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

However, French publication Foot Mercato claim that PSG have also made contact with Ighalo’s representatives about a possible transfer.

The French champions splashed out £52million to sign Mauro Icardi on a permanent basis earlier this summer but are looking for another attacking player to provide competition.

19-year-old Arnaud Kalimuendo has been integrated into the first-team squad ahead of next season but PSG want to bring in a more experienced and reliable player.

Ighalo fits that mould and would be a much cheaper option than some of PSG’s other targets.

Cavani, meanwhile, is still searching for a new club after seven-year spell at the club came to an end last month.

Newly-promoted Leeds were in the race to sign the 33-year-old Uruguayan but now face an uphill task to get a deal over the line with Bayern Munich and Benfica the current favourites to land his signature.

Ighalo retired from international football after guiding the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a third place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt.

The former Watford striker scooped the highest goal scorer: s award after notching five times during the 32nd edition of the the AFCON.

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