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 Man United on verge of agreeing seven-month loan extension for Odion Ighalo
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Man United on verge of agreeing seven-month loan extension for Odion Ighalo

Manchester United are reportedly making good progress in their push for a loan extension for striker Odion Ighalo.

The striker's loan deal expires today, May 31st, and the club has moved to find a solution as the league is yet to be completed. 

The club is currently in negotiations with Ighalo's club, Shanghai Shenhua, and are confident a deal will be agreed on. 

United are said to be angling for a seven-month loan, which will see him remain in the Premier League until at least January 2021. 

It's believed traveling restrictions to China have largely contributed to Shenhua softening their stance, as it won't be easy for Ighalo to travel back in time for the Chinese League restart, which is scheduled for June.

 

The former Watford striker enjoyed a perfect start to life at Old Trafford, scoring four goals in eight games as he perfectly fitted into the shoes left by the injured Marcus Rashford. 

He is desperate to extend his stay at the club, with manager Ole Gunnar revealing recently he would want to have him for longer. 

"The loan deal went until the end of May now, so obviously he's supposed to be going back," Solskjaer told MUTV earlier this week.

"We're in dialogue. They've been great towards us, his club, and allowed him to play for his dream club.

"It's been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, hopefully with a trophy for us. At the moment, nothing has been agreed. Their league is going to get started soon so we're just waiting to see."

His current contract with the Chinese club expiring in December 2022. 

 

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