Odion Ighalo’s loan extension at Man Utd just waiting for FA ratification

Odion Ighalo has agreed extension to his loan deal with Manchester United, claims his agent.

The 30-year-old striker’s loan will now run until the end of January 2021, with the deal awaiting confirmation from the FA concerning his registration, according to The Telegraph.

His protracted new £75million contract with Shanghai Shenua will then be discussed after his loan with United ends.

The Times recently reported that Shanghai had offered the striker, who has scored four goals in eight appearances for United, a new contract worth a whopping £75million over four years, but Ighalo is happy to shelve that for now to continue at Old Trafford.

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.”

Ighalo made his shock deadline-day switch from Shanghai Shenhua in January and the ex-Watford striker has impressed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.



It seemed as though Ighalo’s time at United was up last week with the Daily Mail and The Times reporting that Ighalo was set to return to China over the weekend after a mega contract offer from his club.

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