Ighalo becomes first Nigerian to join Man Utd

Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo as the Nigerian seemingly closes in on a switch to Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old has seemingly emerged as United’s leading target as they look to bring a new striker to the club before the January transfer window closes for business.

According to Sky Sports News, the Red Devils have now reached an agreement with the former Watford attacker on personal terms and salary over a six-month loan deal.

The report claims that the 20-time English champions will have the option to buy Ighalo at the end of the season under the agreement, although they still must settle on a loan fee with Shanghai Shenhua.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are looking for a new forward before Friday night’s deadline to provide competition for Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood following Marcus Rashford’s back injury.

Ighalo scored 17 times in 55 Premier League appearances during his time at Watford.


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