Odion Ighalo hoping to extend his stay at Man United beyond this month

Odion Ighalo hoping to extend his stay at Man United beyond this month

- Odion Ighalo's deal at Manchester United expires at the end of this month

- The Nigerian star is, however, hoping he can extend his stay at Old Trafford

- The Red Devils seem to have botched their plans to sign the Nigerian on a permanent deal

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo is hoping he can plead with Shanghai Shenhua to allow him to extend his stay at Manchester United beyond the initial expiration date.

The 30-year-old striker moved to Old Trafford on a six months loan deal in late January from the Chinese based club.

His deal was due at the end of this season but the outbreak of deadly coronavirus means he would not stay until the Premier League is concluded.

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The Chinese League is expected to kick off in the seventh month behind closed doors and Shanghai want their player back if the Red Devils are not willing to sign him outrightly.

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According to Daily Star United have opened negotiations with the player's parent club over the last few weeks but have failed to come to an agreement.

Ighalo got his reign started on a bright note having scored four times and assisted one other goal in all competitions so far in the second half of the season.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has however shown interest in keeping the former Super Eagles striker with nine more Premier League games, an FA Cup quarter-final and Europa League last-16 ties to come.

Ighalo could now speak to his parent club in a bid to stay as he wants to add to his eight appearances and four goals so far for the team he supported as a boy.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United Premier League and Champions League winner in 2007/2008 season Owen Hargreaves says he would be surprised if Odion Ighalo leaves the club at the end of this month.

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According to Hargreaves, Ighalo who was a shock loan signing for Man United in January has done enough to be handed a permanent deal.

Ighalo has had a successful loan spell at Man United after arriving from Shanghai Shenhua.

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