It appears that Ole Gunnar Solskjær in 11. time have found the attacker, he desperately hunted as a short-term replacement for top scorer Marcus Rashford.
Several names have been up to turn - Finnish Teemo Pukki in Norwich and Norwegian Joshua King of Bournemouth. But it was ultimately not a skandinav, the Norwegian manager seems to get lured to Old Trafford.
It becomes instead the 30-year-old nigerian landsholdsangriber Odion Ighalo, who gets picked up in the chinese Shanghai Shenhua - which however has yet to confirm the deal.
In the first place on a lease for the remainder of the season, but Manchester United have of course secured a purchase option, if the nigerian will become a success. It recounts several English media.
Mike McGrath, who is fodboldreporter on The Daily Telegraph, informs on Twitter that Ighalo travelling to England on Saturday.
Odion Ighalo scheduled to fly to England tomorrow ahead of loan to #ManUtd from Shanghai Shenhua. Deal in place for him to play at Old Trafford until the end of the season but aspects need to be completed #MUFC— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) January 31, 2020
- Odion Ighalo flies under the plan to England tomorrow ahead of his switch to Manchester United from Shanghai Shenhua. The agreement is in place, so that he can play at Old Trafford for the rest of the season, but there are details that need to be clarified.
Ighalo know the Premier League after having to play Watford to promotion, and then to have scored 16 times in 55 Premier League clash for the club.
Tottenham, who are also looking for a temporary replacement for the injured Harry Kane, was also interested in Ighalo, but drew, however, turned up their feelers, to themselves, as United trappede the hunt up.
The chinese super League was originally started 22. February, but it is postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
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