Odion Ighalo is ‘very close’ to agreeing an extension to his loan at Manchester United, says his agent.
After months and months of transfer speculation during the January transfer window, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer make the decision to hand Ighalo a shock move back to the Premier League.
The 30-year-old left Watford just a few seasons ago in order for a bog contract offer from China, where he has been plying his trade with parent club Shanghai Shenhua.
Many doubted whether he has the ability to make an impact on the side for the remainder of the season, and many doubted whether he could actually find the back of the net on a regular basis, but they have been proved wrong and he has been mightily impressive.
He has impressed so much that United have been trying to extend his stay at Old Trafford, with the 2019/20 expected to end in July due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But despite the rumours that Shenhua have offered Ighalo a wage of around £400,000-a-week, Ighalo’s agent Ladi Salami has now come out and revealed that United are close to coming to a contract extension agreement for the striker.
Salami told FootMercato: “On the one hand, the Super Eagle [Nigerian] feels very good in Manchester with which it is very close to a salary agreement.
“Negotiations with the Chinese are ongoing and are going well.
“On the other hand, in view of the latest regulations in force in the Middle Empire, it is almost impossible to offer such amounts.”
Many have been doubting whether Ighalo had the desire and quality to be a big hit with the United fans, but they have already warmed to him and many will not be hoping that he pushes on to make some more memories and fulfil a few more dreams.