Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua to extend the loan deal for Odion Ighalo until January 31, 2021..
Okay.ng understands that 30-year-old Nigerian international’s loan deal was expected to expire on Sunday, May 31.
United confirmed the extension in a statement shared via its official website on Monday.
The statement read partly: “The Nigerian striker’s stay was initially due to end on 31 May but he will now remain with the Reds until 31 January 2021, enabling him to build on an impressive start to life with the club he supported as a boy.
“Ighalo’s tally of four goals in eight appearances so far includes at least one strike in each of his three starts – against Club Brugge, Derby County (2) and LASK.
“Ighalo will now hope to pick up from where he left off, after winning United’s Goal of the Month award for March with a stunning strike in our last match, the impressive 5-0 victory over Austrian club LASK in the Europa League.”
Ighalo had joined the Red Devils on Deadline Day in February from Shanghai Shenhua.