Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua has offered Manchester United Loanee Odion Ighalo Two-Year Contract Extension which would tie the player to the club until 2024. The contract extension offered by the parent club of Ighalo worth over £400,000 per week.
Ighalo’s current contract with the club would expire in December 2022. But he would not be in a hurry to extend his ties with the Chinese club as he is expecting that the English Premier League side where he has been on loan at since January would offer him a permanent contract.
Recall that the dream move of Ighalo to Manchester United has been one of the most talked-about moves in the world of soccer in 2020 despite being a loan deal. Since he joined the Red Devils during the January transfer window, the Nigerian striker has become more or less a good omen at the club.
The media attention on him and the cult following he has been enjoying Internationally especially from his countrymen have not been in futility as the footballer has given a very good account of himself in the minimal opportunities he had to do so.
Hence, the offer to extend his contract is seen by many football pundits across the world as a reward to the Nigerian footballer for being in such a superb form in the colours of the Red Devils since his historic move to the club.
In his four starts at the club, the striker has scored three beautiful goals to prove that he worth the hype he has been enjoying especially on social media.
New Dilemma for Odion Ighalo
The 30-year-old’s loan in the red side of Manchester expires on May 31, 2020, but, according to Sky Sports’ report on Monday, it is likely to be extended until June 30 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Now the new deal Shanghai Shenhua is offering the striker will go a long to test the kind of love Odion Ighalo has for Manchester United which he accepted a wage cut in order to join on loan in January.
Recall that the player has confessed that it has always been his childhood dream to play for Manchester United, but it is left to be seen whether he has been able to impress the club enough to warrant being offered a deal as good as what Shanghai Shenhua has brought to the table.