Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan move until January 2021. Ighalo who joined Manchester United in January 2020, went ahead to score four goals in eight appearances in all competitions before the season was suspended due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
Odion Ighalo’s contract had only been due to last till May 31, but the Red Devils have agreed to keep him at Old Trafford until January next year.
The former Watford goal poacher who supported Manchester United as a boy has not yet started in the Premier League, but has scored in all of his starts in the Europa League and FA Cup.
Last week, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer while speaking on MUTV, said he was hopeful of securing a deal for the 30-year-old.
On the TV show, Solskjaer said: “The loan deal went until the end of May, now so obviously, Ighalo is supposed to be going back. We are in dialogue with his parent club. They have been great towards us, his club, and allowed him to play for his dream club.”
“It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, hopefully with a trophy for us,” Solskjaer added.
The Premier League season is set to restart on June 17, with teams having returned to contact training last week.