Manchester United is ‘very close’ to agreeing on a new deal to keep Odion Ighalo at Old Trafford – Ighalo’s agent says
British Club football Manchester United has reached an agreement on a new deal to keep Odion Ighalo at Old Trafford after its exposure has been revealed that foreign players from the Chinese Super League are to be prohibited from returning to October.
His parent’s club, Shanghai Shenhua, had requested an extension of £400,000 a week from Ighalo to China before next month ‘s new Chinese super league period.
The Chinese club was thinking of selling the foreign Nigerian star sometime while United just wanted to extend its loan agreement.
His agent, Ladi Salami has now revealed that an extension is close to being agreed between Manchester United, Shanghai Shenhua and Odion Ighalo.
Ladi Salami told FootMercato,
“On the one hand, the Super Eagle [Nigerian] feels very good in Manchester with which it is very close to a salary agreement.
“Negotiations with the Chinese are ongoing and are going well.”
”On the other hand, in view of the latest regulations in force in the Middle Empire, it is almost impossible to offer such amounts.’
The news of Ighalo’s potential extension at Manchester United comes amid reports in China that foreign players may not be able to return to the country until October, with the new season set to start next month.
Sike football reporter Miao Yuan claimed in a report that up to a third of the Chinese Super League’s players are currently outside of China and face being refused entry until much later in the year.
Since signing for Manchester United on a short-term loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua back in January, the striker has made a valuable contribution, scoring four times in just three starts.