Manchester United to sign Ighalo for £15m in summer

Odion Ighalo, Manchester United
Odion Ighalo (25) of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 0-2 during the FA Cup match between Derby County and Manchester United at the Pride Park, Derby, England on 5th March 2020. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto)

Manchester United is reportedly willing to sign Odion Ighalo following his extraordinary performances at the Premier League club.

According to Daily Mail, Manchester United will pay up to £15million this summer to sign Ighalo as his temporary move from Shanghai Shenhua is set to end on May 31, earlier than most loan deals.

The good news comes days after it was revealed that Shanghai is prepared to sell Odion Ighalo and have put a £15m valuation on the player.

The publication also disclosed that while the club is ready to sign Ighalo permanently they are also looking at negotiating an extension of the loan with Shenhua if the Premier League season which is on hold until the end of April continues into June because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Since signing for the club in the January transfer window, the Nigerian striker has scored four goals in his first eight matches for Manchester United.

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Earlier this month, Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted that United was interested in making Ighalo’s move permanent.

“He will improve and get better,” said the United boss. “He has 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.”

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