The Red Devils are in talks with the representatives of the former Nigeria international with a move likely to be completed before the transfer deadline.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United may soon close a deal to bring former Watford target man, Odion Ighalo, back to the Premier League. The 30-year-old is currently on the payroll of Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua.
“Manchester United are in talks with Odion Ighalo’s agents. Not easy deal from Chinese club, with an high salary and with just some hours before the deadline… but #MUFC are trying.” Romano tweeted just as the transfer deadline head towards its last few hours.
Manchester United are in talks with Odion Ighalo’s agents. Not easy deal from Chinese club, with an high salary and with just some hours before the deadline… but #MUFC are trying. 🔴 #transfers #ManUnited @433
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2020
The Old Trafford giants have been short of options in attack this term with the injury suffered by England international Marcus Rashford compounding their woes.
With the former champions delivering one unimpressive performance after another, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under serious pressure to bring in a top striker who can help his quest at Old Trafford.
Retired Super Eagles striker, Ighalo, may not be the the number one pick of United’s fans to join the club, but the 2019 AFCON top scorer is no stranger to the EPL.
It is now looking increasingly likely that the former Granada star could be on his way to Old Trafford before the transfer window closes.
Ighalo is in pre-season training with Shenhua in China, but the new Chinese Super League season has been delayed due to the escalation of the Coronavirus.