Manchester United were in the process of preparing to sign a replacement for Odion Ighalo before the coronavirus pandemic changed disrupted their plans.
The Nigerian has been a success since his loan move from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua on deadline day in the January transfer window.
And his form has led to talk of a permanent transfer, a move that the boyhood United fan would presumably like to seal.
But according to The Athletic, Ighalo would have returned to China if a new striker came into the club in the upcoming summer transfer window.
In a Q&A session journalist David Ornstein said: “United were also preparing an offer for a striker before the lockdown – not sure who – and the idea was if he ended up signing Ighalo would return to China.
“But COVID-19 has thrown everything up in the air, so we don’t know how things will pan out.”
Ighalo recently hinted that he has not yet made a decision about his future after his loan spell…
Source: Complete Sports