Shanghai Shenhua will demand £15m from Manchester United for Odion Ighalo if the club want to keep the striker in the summer, via the Mirror.
Ighalo is currently on loan until the end of the season and has made an instant impact at Old Trafford. The 30-year-old has bagged 4 goals and 1 assist in 8 games across all competitions for the Red Devils since joining in January (Transfermarkt).
Former Watford and Udinese forward Ighalo scored an incredible screamer against LASK in the Europa League last 16 first-leg last Thursday (BBC).
Club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently hinted United are keen to make the contract permanent as the board already have the option to buy the Nigerian.
Ighalo’s market value is rated at just £5.85m via Transfermarkt but the Chinese side are looking for way more than that.
Should Man Utd sign Igahlo permanently?
The former Nigerian international featured in 35 appearances for the Super Eagles, scoring 16 goals, including a brace against Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 (Transfermarkt).
Naturally lots of supporters have shared their views on Twitter, with one fan insisting United give Shanghai “20 mil and Pereira and Lingard.” Another claimed signing the loanee for £15m would be a “bargain”.
Scroll through some of the best reactions we have seen so far…
Give them 20 mil and pereira and lingard
— Lee Dixon (@leedixon547) March 14, 2020
£15mill for r9 is a bargain
— GeorgeCook (@GeorgeCook___) March 14, 2020
12mil for Jones to go and then 15mil for ighalo meaning he will only cost 3mil? Sounds like a bargain to me
— Daniel Barton (@DanBarto2002) March 14, 2020
Yes…yes…YESSSSS pay up pic.twitter.com/E6oezPfnyK
— Mark.🇾🇪 (@WeMoveManUtd) March 14, 2020
Easy. Get him permanently.
— Elliott West (@ewest_22) March 14, 2020
Mk that deal happen 😍
— Kenneth (@Kenneth37069101) March 14, 2020
— jacob (@AWBissakaUTD2) March 14, 2020
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