Odion Ighalo: PSG plotting surprise transfer for Nigerian star this summer

Odion Ighalo: PSG plotting surprise transfer for Nigerian star this summer

- Odion Ighalo might quit Man United for PSG this summer

- The French champions are hoping to sign the Nigerian as back for Icardi and Choupo-Moting

- Ighalo's current deal with the Red Devils expires in January 2021

- United will allow him to join the Ligue 1 side if they persist

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Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo might be staying back in Europe after his deal with Manchester United expires in January 2021.

French League champions Paris Saint-Germaine are reportedly interested in the 31-year-old forward, but will have to meet Shanghai Shenhua's price.

The Chinese Super League side had earlier this year told the Red Devils to pay a fee of around £20 million for the former Watford star, but United turned their back on the deal.

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Ighalo has been impressive for the Old Trafford outfit since his arrival at the turn of this year - scoring five goals and one assist in 18 appearances.

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However, Tribal Football quoting Foot Mercato could sign the former Super Eagles star as back-up for Mauro Icardi and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in that department.

Odion Ighalo: PSG plotting surprise transfer for Nigerian star this summer

Odion Ighalo celebrates after winning AFCON 2019 top scorers' award in Egypt. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The publication also claims Man United might allow him to leave if PSG show seriousness in signing him this summer.

Apart from scoring, Ighalo also equalled United's 95-year-old record after scoring in four straight games - becoming the second player to achieve the feat after Jimmy Hanson.

The 31-year-old is the highest-paid Nigerian star in Europe with a staggering £125K-a-week after extending his stay at Old Trafford.

Napoli's new signing, Victor Osimhen, ranks second on the log with £96,000-a-week while Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City completes top three stars on the chart with £75,000-a-week.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian football star Odion Ighalo treated himself to a luxurious boat ride after helping Manchester United qualify for Champions League next season.

The 30-year-old joined the Red Devils on a six-month loan deal from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua earlier this year.

He became an instant hit for the Old Trafford side, scoring five goals and one assist across competitions so far - and could add to his tally in their campaign for the Europa League contention.

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