With a recent winter transfer window, Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have a back for Shangai Shehua’s striker
Manchester United’s late swoop for Nigerian international striker Odion Ighalo was the most striking move of a quiet transfer deadline day for Premier League clubs on Friday
Odion Ighalo who plays for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League has accepted to deal to move to Manchester United until the end of the season on Friday.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunna Solskjaer also showed his interest to get in an attacker this month followed by the fact that Marcus Rashford is currently suffering from a back injury and some summer farewells of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.
United also made a desire in Bournemouth’s Josh King but opted for a loan deal but couldn’t get an agreement either for a permanent transfer, which ultimately led towards the attention to Shehua’s Odion Ighalo, who now demands a price followed by the singing of Bruno Fernandes into the club.
However, some were difficult to close for even some of the world’s richest clubs as Chelsea and Tottenham were frustrated in their search for a striker.
In a recent interview with Solskjaer, when asked about the deal which was confirmed late on Friday, Ole said, “Odion is an experienced player.
“He will come in and give us an option of a different type of center-forward for the short spell he’s staying with us.
“A great lad and very professional, he will make the most of his time here.”
Ighalo was also chased by Tottenham Hotspur, however, were late to get him in. Speaking of Ighalo himself, he would now have to prove himself at Manchester given that he is a longtime fan of the club.
Speaking in 2016, Ighalo said: “They were my team growing up. I loved watching Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke on TV.
“They were my idols and playing at Old Trafford has always been a dream.”