Odion Ighalo open to joining the MLS

Odion Ighalo open to joining the MLS

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has admitted that he is attracted to America’s Major League Soccer (MLS) as he nears his departure from Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old will leave United at the end of January and even though he is expected to re-link with his parent club Shanghai Shenhua, the Nigerian might be headed to the MLS if his latest interview with ESPN is anything to go by.

“I have been watching MLS and the league is doing well and I would like to play in the MLS. I have to wait for offers and if the opportunity arises, I will take it because the league is doing well and it is a good life and I would love it.

“Lots of players go there. Even Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus is there, also Giovanni dos Santos. Being an experienced player, going there, doing well. It is an opportunity if it comes to me. The David Beckham club  is growing, so if an opportunity arises, why not?" Ighalo said.

The former Watford man has found game time hard to come by following the arrival of Edinson Cavani in the summer with United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferring Anthony Martial to lead his attack.

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