Manchester United star Odion Ighalo has received a good luck message from Salomon Rondon – who has revealed the club were in talks with his representatives about a move to Old Trafford last month.
Before United swooped for the Nigeria international, Rondon was being linked with a sensational switch to Old Trafford.
And the 30-year-old has confirmed the club’s interest, telling The Athletic: “It was all out of my hands.
“It means a lot to be linked with Manchester United because they have a great history and it must mean they think I did well in the Premier League.
“They started to talk to my agent and I was just waiting by my phone for a decision, maybe for the lawyers, but then I saw Ighalo had signed.
“It didn’t get to the stage where an offer was made or anything like that, but I think it was really close.”
Rondon, who currently plays in China with Dalian Professional, then admitted he was pleased for Ighalo, adding: “It’s just football.
“It’s decisions again and they obviously decided Ighalo was the best decision for them.
“I’ve played against him and I’m pleased for him.
“All I can do is keep working. I’m concentrating on Dalian, on working and learning and listening to the manager.
“After that, we will have to wait and see. You just never know in this game.”
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