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Why talks on Odion Ighalo’s permanent move to Man Utd stalled

Manchester United have had second thoughts over the permanent signing of Odion Ighalo and will wait to find out about the Premier League’s future before making a decision.

Ighalo has scored four goals in eight games since joining United on loan from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenua in January.

Manager of the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was expected to turn Igahlo’s temporary deal into a permanent one this summer as he overhauls his squad.

But the uncertainty surrounding the future of the current Premier League season has forced United to put the brakes on a permanent move for Ighalo

According to reports the coronavirus crisis, which has wreaked havoc all over the globe, has led United to delay their decision.

United, claimed they want to know when the Premier League campaign will resume before making a decision on Ighalo, who has racked up wages of £130,000 a week during the two months of lockdown.

And the return of Marcus Rashford has also given United a boost, as the striker’s injury was one of the reasons United were forced to bring in Ighalo in January.

Therefore, the club will assess Rashford and Paul Pogba, who has also been out injured, before making a concrete decision.

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Written by Vivian Ifezue


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