Odion Ighalo to remain on loan at Manchester United beyond this month now depend only if he commits to sign a new contract with the Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua. The loan may now be extended till January. The Nigerian striker moved to Old Trafford in January on a short-term loan deal that expires this Sunday, May 31, which would prevent him from playing any part in the
Border restrictions may prevent Ighalo from returning to China in time for the start of the new season in June. If he can’t return, the club will look to bring in a temporary replacement.
It is now thought Shanghai Shenhua will expect Ighalo to sign a new contract with them as a condition of him being allowed to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
Ighalo’s current deal in China is up in December 2022. The offer on the table is worth £400,000 a week and would run until December 2024.
The striker joined United in the January window and scored four goals in eight games before the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.