#DeadlineDay: Nigerian Striker Odion Ighalo joins Manchester United

Manchester United have completed the signing of Nigeria forward, Odion Ighalo on loan from Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season.

#DeadlineDay: Nigeria Striker Odion Ighalo joins Manchester United

The former Watford striker was signed as a backup striker to Marcus Rashford after United reached an agreement with the Chinese Super League side before the transfer window shut in England.

Having scored 39 goals in 99 matches for Watford between 2014 and 2017, the Nigeria forward was praised by United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he stated the qualities he will add to the team

He said:

“Odion is an experienced player.”

“He will come in and give us an option of a different type of centre-forward for the short spell he’s staying with us.

“A great lad and very professional, he will make the most of his time here.”

Odion Ighalo moved to the Chinese Super League in 2017, first with Changchun Yatai. After two seasons he moved to Shanghai Shenhua and has scored 10 times in 19 games.

He was the top scorer at the last African Cup of Nations qualifying with seven goals, before scoring five at the tournament during the summer.



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