Manchester United hired the services of Odion Ighalo on temporary loan basis in the winter transfer window. If reports in the media are anything to go by then Man Utd are ready to seal the signing of the forward on permanent basis in the summer.
According to The Mail, the Red Devils are ready to make the Nigerian’s move permanent. It is mentioned that the 30-year-old striker, who earns £300,000-a-week (£15.6million-a-year), could be lured for a fee of £15million from Shanghai Shenhua.
After completing his move to Old Trafford on deadline day, the former Watford striker claimed that it is a dream come true for him to move to Manchester United.
Few days back, Football Insider revealed that Ighalo is prepared to take a 50% pay cut to secure a permanent move with the 20-time English champions.
The veteran forward has got ample Premier League experience and he was a star for the Hornets. Since moving to Old Trafford, the African star has impressed big time.
In all competitions, he has featured for 318 minutes thus far and directly contributed in no fewer than 5 goals (4 goals and 1 assists) i.e. goal contribution after every 63 odd minutes.
He has been impressive without doubt but it must be taken into consideration that he will turn 31 in June and will most likely play as our second choice forward.
In the current campaign, Solskjaer has mainly used Anthony Martial in the CF role but the French international is not an out and out striker. We sold a natural goalscorer in the form of Lukaku, 26, and therefore a young forward should be lured to finally replace the Belgian international in next transfer window.
In your opinion, should Man Utd seal the permanent signing of Odion Ighalo in the summer?