Manchester United are reportedly ready to seal the permanent transfer of Odion Ighalo after the striker’s impressive start at the club.
Ighalo’s current loan deal only runs until May, which as things stand would mean he would leave before the season is completed.
The transfer is likely to be extended in order for Ighalo to play the remainder of the campaign at United, who now want to ensure he stays at Old Trafford beyond the summer.
According to the Mail , United will stump up £15million to Ighalo’s parent club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to make the move permanent.
Shanghai are willing to let Ighalo leave providing their asking price is met.
They waived a loan fee given United agreed to cover almost half of Ighalo’s £300k-per-week wages for the duration of his temporary switch.
United’s signing of Ighalo seemed a desperate last-ditch move on transfer deadline day.
The former Watford striker had been playing in the Chinese Super League since 2017 before…
Source: Complete Sports