Ighalo raises hope as Man Utd loan deal expires


Odion Jude Ighalo

Odion Jude Ighalo has hinted he is set to stay at Manchester United for another seven months.

The Nigerian forward has been an instant success since his January move to Old Trafford but saw his future at the club in doubt with his original loan deal at the club expiring last Sunday.


The initial loan deal would have covered the end of United’s season, but with the campaign placed on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still nine Premier League games.

Ighalo, however, raised the hope of Manchester United fans on Monday as he took to social media in United’s shirt to wish his fans a “happy new month.”

According to reports, Ighalo has also made a personal request to his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua, to extend his time at United.

To crown it, Ighalo’s agent, Atta Aneke, confirmed the forward is set to extend his loan deal at United.

“We are nearing an agreement with Manchester United on an extended loan,” Aneke told Nettavisen.

“The agreement will mean that Ighalo will remain with them until January 2021.”

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