- Odion Ighalo could be on his way to Manchester United before the transfer window closes
- United are looking for a replacement for injured English striker Marcus Rashford
Premier League side Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Nigerian football star Odion Ighalo who currently plays for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.
The Red Devils have been short of options in attack this season most especially when England international Marcus Rashford got injured.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been under serious pressure at Old Trafford this term due to his side's unimpressive performance in all competitions.
Solskjaer's forwards are currently not getting it right and the Norwegian is eyeing a move for a top striker who can help his quest at Old Trafford.
Having played for Watford, Odion Ighalo is not a new name in the Premier League, and the Nigerian could be on his way to Old Trafford before the transfer window closes.
The Chinese Super League has been delayed because of the outbreak of corona-virus and Ighalo is understood to be flying back to Europe where he could land deadline day move to Man United.
In 2019, Odion Ighalo was reported to have rejected a move to join Spanish giants Barcelona over refusal to become a second striker at the Nou Camp.
And now that Marcus Rashford is out injured with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard not clicking, United could pay for the signature of the 30-year-old.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have also been linked with Leicester City forward Islam Slimani who currently plays for Monaco on loan.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo clinched his first title in China after lifting the Chinese FA Cup title with Shanghai Shenhua.
The Flower of Shanghai overturned their 1-0 deficit in the three second-half goals from Kim Shin-Wook, Stephan El Shaarawy, and Alexander N'Doumbou in the 60th, 81st, and 83rd ensured the Flower of Shanghai beat Shandong Luneng 3-0.
Coach Choi Kang-hee's men emerged champions 3-1 on aggregate having suffered a 1-0 defeat in the first leg. They produced a masterclass performance in the second leg to achieve the feat.
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