- Odion Ighalo joined Manchester United teammates at the club's training ground on Friday morning
- The striker's current deal is expected to elapse at the end of next month
- The Red Devils are working towards getting permission from Shanghai Shenhua to keep the Nigerian star until the end of the season
Nigerian football star Odion Ighalo was spotted arriving smiling as he arrived at Manchester United training complex on Friday morning, May 29, amidst talks about his loan extension.
The 30-year-old's initial six months loan deal expires at the end of next month, but the club hopes they can be given permission to keep him until the elongated season end.
Reports claim Shanghai Shenhua have lowered their expectations for the former Super Eagles star as they are now considering allowing the forward stay beyond his temporary stay.
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SunSport revealed that Ighalo was said to have reached out to the Chinese side to allow him with Man United - his childhood dream club.
Norwegian born tactician Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not hidden the fact that he wants the 2019 AFCON golden boot winner to remain at the club until the season ends.
Although, the Premier League outfit has gone silent on their quest to hand the forward a permanent deal having got his reign at the club to a bright start.
Ighalo has four goals and one assist across competitions since he joined them earlier in the year, and if he concludes the season with them, there are chances he will add to the tally.
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The former Watford man has been training at the Carrington training complex along with his teammates as they prepare for the return of EPL scheduled for the 17th of next month.
However, the outcome of their discussion with Shanghai Shenhua will determine if the 30-year-old will stay a little more beyond the expiration of his deal on June 30th.
Man United travel to Tottenham Hotspur when the league resumes and it has been penned down as one of the games to be aired on Friday night.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua are now ready to allow Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo to remain at the club until January 2021.
Manchester United are making last minute efforts to sealing a deal with Ighalo’s parent club as his six-month loan spell will lapse on Sunday, May 31.
With border restrictions due to the lockdown affecting travel logistics, Ighalo may not be able to return to China next week and latest reports have it that Shenhua are now open to further extend the loan deal.
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