Man Utd reach agreement on Ighalo

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Man Utd have reached an agreement to keep Shanghai Shenhua striker Odion Ighalo at the club until January 2021, according to his agent

Ighalo made his switch from Shanghai Shenhua in January and the ex-Watford striker has impressed the fans Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old has scored four goals in three starts for the club he has supported since childhood but adding to his eight appearances has been complicated by the coronavirus crisis.

Last Monday, there were claims that Man Utd had ‘hit a brick wall’ in their attempts to extend his loan with Shanghai Shenhua rejecting ‘United’s requests to keep Ighalo at Old Trafford for another three months’.

Instead, Shanghai were apparently ‘demanding that the Nigerian striker rejoins them to prepare for the start of the delayed Chinese Super League season’.

However, his agent, Atta Aneke, has told Nettavisen that Ighalo is close to extending his loan, he said: “We are nearing an agreement with Manchester United on an extended loan. The agreement will mean that Ighalo will remain with them until January 2021.”

When asked when the agreement would be ready, Aneke claimed “during the day” yesterday with Nettavisen adding that there has been ‘no discussion of an option in the agreement where United can make the agreement permanent’.

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