Manchester United ‘fail’ to agree loan extension with Shanghai Shenhua for Odion Ighalo
Written by MAX FM on June 1, 2020
The club had been locked in talks with Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua – Ighalo’s parent club.
According to The Sun, the 30-year-old will head back to Shanghai Shenhua following the conclusion of his loan as United were unable to announce an extension before his current loan agreement expired on Sunday night.
Ighalo’s agent, Atta Aneke, initially revealed both clubs had discussed a loan extension until the end of January 2021, when the 30-year-old would return to Shanghai due to the restrictions of foreign players.
Sportsmail understands that Ighalo’s loan fee was a problem for United, which could have been one of the challenges as to why they failed to reach an agreement for his extension.
Odion Ighalo who signed for Manchester United on a short-term loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua back in January, made a valuable contribution, scoring four times in eight games for the Premier League club.