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Odion Ighalo and Manchester United can now breathe easy after weeks of uncertainty regarding the fate of the on-loan Shanghai Shenhua striker in Manchester. This comes after both clubs agreed to extend the Nigerian striker’s loan stint with the English Premier League giants until January 2021. What makes it all good is the agreement in the new deal which includes an option to buy the former Super Eagles striker at roughly $25 million.

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The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations highest goal scorer’s deal expired on Sunday, May 31, 2020, but he has returned to training with the Red Devils following the deal. Ighalo, 30, has accounted for four goals out of eight appearances since joining the club last summer scoring in each of his starts against Club Brugge, Derby County, and LASK. The absence of Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba due to injuries saw Ighalo fit in perfectly in Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s plans, it will be interesting to see how he fits into the team as both players are back from injury. For Ighalo, this is time to prove that he deserves a permanent deal with his booyhood dream club. If things work out perfectly, the chances of bringing him to Old Trafford will be greatly boosted.


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This article was first published on 3rd June 2020


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