OYOGist.com has learned that the chinese club Shanghai Shenhua have offered a two-year contract extension worth more than £400,000 per week to Odion Ighalo in a bid to prevent the 30-year-old from joining Man United permanently in the summer.
The Nigerian moved to Old Trafford on loan in January. His current deal with the Red Devils expires on May 31.
As all Premier League action is currently suspended until at least April 30, Ighalo’s loan spell is likely to be extended until June 30 so that he can finish the season with United.
The Red Devils are said to be willing to keep Ighalo beyond the summer but Shanghai Shenhua’s intention is to extend his contract until December 2024. He’s now tied with the Chinese side until December 2022.
It remains to be seen what Ighalo’s choice would be – money or a permanent move to the club he’s been a fan of since his childhood.