Manchester United have made the first moves ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League season by completing the signing of Odion Ighalo.
Ever since he arrived on loan from Shanghai Shenhua at the start of the year, the Nigerian has impressed at the club he supported as a boy, scoring four goals in eight appearances so far. Ighalo has earned himself a contract extension off the back of these performances which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2021.
United were in the process of planning for a squad overhaul before the nationwide lockdown was imposed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (ESPN). Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bring in a new crop of young talent and scouts have been monitoring the development of Barcelona forward Ansu Fati.
This eye-watering figure will surely raise a few eyebrows, given his young age. The 17-year-old recently signed a new deal in December that will expire in 2022 and includes a release clause reportedly worth €170m (£152.73m).
The Spaniard is yet to be officially promoted to the first team as he is still technically registered with the Barca B team, although he has scored four goals in 16 games in La Liga this season (WhoScored).
As the transfer window approaches, Solskjaer has once again been linked to a number of expensive targets, including Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, who is unlikely to come cheap.
Unsurprisingly, loads of United fans slammed the club’s “rubbish” link to Fati, with one supporter blasting the “ridiculous” amount of money, while another branded him a “Messi wannabe” in reference to his famous teammate.
Scroll down through some of the scathing reactions so far…
— Clever. (@Mafia_emmy) June 12, 2020
Ansu fati is bang average lol 100m my grandma plays better
— Agilanjohntitus (@agilanjohntitus) June 12, 2020
This is spoiling our reputation just negotiate agree buy stop this linking it’s disgusting
— HON TRANS NZOIA (@derrick44965017) June 12, 2020
Don’t want that average Messi wannabe kid playing for my club
— dotoan (@wuodarujo1871) June 12, 2020
Yes it is Insanity. United have been linked with five midfielders just this week alone. Such nonsense.
— Trevor Evans (@TrevorEvans77) June 12, 2020
Is this a joke? £100m for ansu fati
— Praise © (@Onwe_alex) June 12, 2020
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