African Striker Offered Mega Deal In Chinaby Kurt Buckerfield
With Odion Ighalo expected to leave Manchester United in the coming days, Shanghai Shenhua have reportedly offered the Nigerian striker a massive salary to fend off interest from another Premier League club.
Ighalo To Leave Man Utd Before EPL Resumes?
According to The Times, the 30-year-old has been offered a deal worth £360 000 (R7.7 million) a week by Shenhua after Newcastle United showed interest in securing his signature ahead of next season.
Ighalo is reportedly set to return to Shanghai before June, with his loan deal at the Red Devils set to expire at the end of this month.
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While the former Watford striker wanted to make his stay in Manchester permanent, reports suggest that the stars have not aligned for the player after his parent club indicated they want him fresh for the new season.
The Chinese Super League was set to get underway in February already, but due to the coronavirus outbreak across the world, will now start in June.
Talks between the Red Devils and Shenhua are believed to have started this week, and it now appears that Ighalo will not be able to see out the 2019/20 campaign in England as was initially intended.
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The Nigerian has scored four goals and assisted one further strike in eight matches for United.