Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua to take Odion Ighalo on loan for six months with an option to buy, having already agreed terms with the player, but the transfer does not contain any option to make the deal permanent.
2019 AFCON highest goals scorer becomes the first Nigerian to sign for Manchester United.
According to the Daily Mail, United have paid the Chinese Super League club a £4million loan fee for Ighalo, with the Red Devils contributing £100,000-per-week of Ighalo’s mammoth £300,000-a-week contract.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s desperate search to land a new centre forward on deadline day finally paid dividends with minutes to spare when it was announced a deal for Ighalo had been reached.
ESPN’s Manchester United reporter Rob Dawson claims the player will fly to the UK over the weekend where he will be formally presented as a United player.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been looking for a striker ever since Marcus Rashford went down with a long-term injury earlier this month.
He had an impressive season in 2015/16 with Watford by scoring 15 goals in his side’s first season back in England’s top tier.
The 30-year-old spent the last three years in China, where he scored 46 times in 72 games