Manchester United have formally affirmed that Odion Ighalo’s advance arrangement has been increased until January 31, 2021, after an agreement with his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua.
In an announcement, the club stated: ‘Manchester United have agreed with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to extend the initial loan deal for Odion Ighalo.
The Nigerian striker’s stay was at first because of end on 31 May yet he will currently stay with the Reds until 31 January 2021, empowering him to expand on a great beginning to existence with the club he upheld as a kid.
Ighalo’s 4 goals in eight appearances so far albeit only starting in four of those eight appearances incorporates a goal in every three starts, four of his goals coming against Club Brugge, Derby County (2), and LASK
The confirmation of this new development is a big lift for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as he keeps on organizing his squad ahead of the leagues resumption later this month.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer additionally expressed gratitude toward Shanghai Shenhua for permitting the 30-year-old to stay in Manchester longer than their initially loan agreement.
“They (Shanghai Greenland Shenhua) have been incredible towards us, permitting him to play for his dream club,” Solskjaer said.
“It’s been a fantasy for him and ideally he can complete what he began and win a trophy with us.”
Odion Ighalo, who finished the paperwork for Manchester United on a transient advance arrangement from Shanghai Shenhua back in January transfer window, has scored 4 times and provided 1 assist in eight appearances in all competitions before the suspension of the Premier League.