Manchester United have suspended talks with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua over extending Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo’s affect the club thanks to uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to Daily Mail UK, United want to retain the striker after he scored four goals in eight games, but the difficulty has been complicated by the worldwide football shutdown as Ighalo’s loan is thanks to expire on May 31.
Shanghai Shenhua is prepared to supply the 30-year-old a replacement contract worth £400,000 a week, and need the striker back because the Chinese Super League is about to resume soon. The Premier League, however, have yet to line a date before a key vote among clubs on Monday.
According to the report, United want to understand when the season will resume before committing to a replacement deal for Ighalo who are paying £130,000 every week during two months of football inactivity thanks to the pandemic
According to Daily Mail, ”Another factor is that the return to fitness of Marcus Rashford and, to a lesser extent, Paul Pogba therein time. it had been Rashford’s lay-off thanks to a back fracture that led to United signing Ighalo within the first place.”
Ighalo is that the first Nigerian to play for the Manchester United varsity .