Manchester United signs Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo on loan

Manchester United signs Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo on loan
# 01 February 2020 10:12 (UTC +04:00)

The English club has landed Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo, 30, from the Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month loan, with an option to buy part of his deal, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Ighalo has been playing in China since January 2017 after departing from Watford for a reported 20 million pounds ($26.29 million). Ighalo has a relatively solid Premier League record having scored 33 goals in 82 games for Watford.

Ighalo is Old Trafford's second first-team signing in the current window transfer, following the arrival of Portuguese star midfielder Bruno Fernandes on Thursday.

A Nigerian international, Ighalo has scored 16 goals in 35 games for his country, including the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

 

The Red Devils currently sit five points behind the top four teams in the English Premier League, while struggling to get into the Champions League for the second season in a row.

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