Manchester United have already made the first move prior to the 2020/21 Premier League season by signing Odion Ighalo.
After arriving on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January, Ighalo’s stint at Old Trafford was set to expire last month but the Nigerian has impressed the club he supported as a boy, scoring four goals in eight appearances so far. His performances in the Red Devils jersey have earned him a new contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2021.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in the middle of planning for a long-term rebuild before the nationwide lockdown was introduced in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (ESPN).
The 23-year-old has played a major role for Leicester City this season, scoring two goals and supplying one assist in the Premier League, winning four tackles per game, averaging 2.7 interceptions and completing two clearances per game on average (via WhoScored).
His heroics all over the pitch have attracted attention from a number of suitors, including Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, and United have now thrown their name into the mix. He has also been compared to former Foxes star N’Golo Kante, who is now at Chelsea.
However, the midfielder is currently valued at £32.4m via Transfermarkt and it remains to be seen if the board will be willing to splash the cash. Indeed, Ed Woodward has previously warned United’s summer spending may be limited due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Naturally, some United fans remain sceptical as Ndidi could cost a lot of money in the transfer window. One supporter tweeted that the “excellent” player is “miles better than Matic” but is wary of Leicester’s valuation. Another added that he could be the “perfect signing” as a longer-term replacement for Matic.
Have a read through the rest of the mixed reactions so far…
Ndidi is miles better than matic,fred, and mctominay. He is one of the best Dms in the league and is pl proven and much younger. I'd love him in the midfield but if leicester are asking 80 mil for chilwell imagine what they would want for him.
— O'shea Chip (@shea_chip) June 15, 2020
This would be an perfect signing for Us and one for the future still 23 years ols🙌🏻🤞
— Kristian Helle (@helle_kristian) June 15, 2020
He’s an excellent player
— Abubakar Zulfikar Mithwani (@abubakarunik) June 15, 2020
30m plus Jesse lingard is a good business
— kasimujunior (@KasimuFelix) June 15, 2020
Would take him in a heartbeat 🙏🏾
— Mel🍫 (@melanieUTD) June 15, 2020
Ndidi will cost 100 mil, no thanks
— Luke🇾🇪 (@OscarUtd_) June 15, 2020
You really think Leicester won’t want 100m+ for him… no chance
— Sheldon 🔥🔥 (@_AxySzN) June 15, 2020
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