Man United Transfer News: Manchester United takes stance on Odion Ighalo, would prefer to extend his stay at the Old Trafford.
In spite of all the doubts against Odion Ighalo, the Nigerian striker, who came on loan to Manchester United turned out to be a decent performer for the club and turned to be reliable for Ole Solskjaer in the absence of firepower in the month of January and February.
However, with the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the competitions across Europe was halted and gave a pause to the dream career of Ighalo with Manchester United.
As the time passing by, Ighalo’s loan deal with Manchester United will end on May and the 30-year-old striker might have to rejoin his parent club Shanghai Shenhua.
But according to a report by Simon Peach, Manchester United wants to extend the loan deal with Ighalo, as he has impressed the bosses at the Old Trafford.
“#MUFC would like to extend Odion Ighalo’s stay at Old Trafford. The striker’s loan deal expires at the end of May but an extension for the rest of the season (assuming it restarts) depends on the situation at Shanghai Shenhua.
“He certainly made a decent impact in a short period.” wrote Simon Peach on his twitter. It has been noted that Ighalo could also make a permanent move to Manchester United and will probably have to take a £200,000-a-week pay cut to join.
#MUFC would like to extend Odion Ighalo’s stay at Old Trafford. The striker's loan deal expires at the end of May but an extension for the rest of the season (assuming it restarts) depends on the situation at Shanghai Shenhua. He certainly made a decent impact in a short period
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) May 5, 2020
Meanwhile, Manchester Evening News reported that Manchester United want to keep hold of the player until the Premier League is concluded, but are relaxed about the striker potentially heading back to the Far East.
This is because the club would welcome back Marcus Rashford to the first team, with Ighalo only signed due to the back injury the England international picked up earlier this year.