Odion Ighalo’s Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua, yesterday admitted that the ‘uncertainty’ around when foreigners will be allowed to return to China after the coronavirus crisis played a part in their decision to allow him to extend his loan deal with Manchester United in England.
Ighalo is staying at Manchester United after agreeing to extend his loan contract until the end of January 2021, the club confirmed yesterday morning.
The Nigerian striker’s loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua was set to come to an end yesterday, but United have been able to extend it into next year.
According to dailymail.co.uk, United will pay a portion of Ighalo’s wages and a fee to Shanghai. A new contract in China understood to be worth approaching £400,000 per week, will be discussed after his United loan ends. (Guardian)