La Liga side scramble for signature of Ighalo as he nears Man United's exit

La Liga side scramble for signature of Ighalo as he nears Man United's exit

- Odion Ighalo has been receiving interests from top clubs in Europe and America

- The former Nigerian international has been linked with La liga side Real Betis

- Major League Soccer clubs and Serie A sides are also monitoring Ighalo's situation at Man United

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Odio Ighalo si close to ending his one-year loan spell at Man United from Chinese club Shanghai Shehua as La Liga club Real Betis are keen on signing the Nigerian striker.

The 31-year-old has a few days left in his dream spell at Old Trafford and Betis are interested in signing the former Watford striker for the rest of the 2020-21 campaign.

On teh other hand, the Red Devils are not interested in extending Ighalo's loan deal at the Thetre of Dreams and is expected to return to China in February.

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Spanish news media outlet Estadio Deprotivo quoted by Complete Sports claim that the ex-Garanda forward is not willing to return to the Chinese Super League soon.

The reports added that Manuel Pellegrini's side are looking at the possibility of signing Ighalo on loan in a view to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.

La Liga side scramble for signature of Ighalo as he nears Man United's exit
Real Betis scramble for signature of Ighalo as he nears Man United's exit. Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos
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Some Serie A sides and MLS club are also understood to be interested in the former Nigerian international before the January window closes.

Ighalo has found the back of the net five times in 23 matches but has only made four appearances for United this campaign.

His contract with Shanghai ends in December 2021 and the possibility of joining a European club looks possible for the retired Nigerian striker.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that former Nigerian international Ifeanyi Udeze has lamented the treatment meted out to former Super Eagles star Odion Ighalo at English club Manchester United.

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According to the former defender, Ighalo’s situation at the Premier League club is becoming an insult following the 31-year-old’s lack of playing time.

Ighalo’s who had a sensational start at the Old Trafford club scoring five goals in his first four starts has found it hard to break into the first team under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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