Man Utd Identifies What Would Make Odion Ighalo Worth £70m To Them

It is believed Odion Ighalo would be worth £70million to Manchester United if he were five years younger, according to reports.

The 30-year-old has been a big hit at Old Trafford since arriving from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua on transfer deadline day, scoring four goals from eight games so far.

Ighalo opened his goal account for United in the stirring 5-0 win over Club Brugge at the end of February, scoring the first goal of the game that night.

The Nigeria international then followed that up with a brace against Derby in the FA Cup – and also scored against LASK.

And according to Four Four Two, some at United think Ighalo would be worth £70m if he was five years younger.

At 30, the Nigerian is a player approaching the twilight years of his career.

And United will have to pay just £15m to sign the former Super Eagles striker permanently come the summer transfer window.

Shanghai want to keep their star striker and have offered him a bumper new contract worth £400,000-a-week.

But former Super Eagles defender, Ifeanyi Udeze thinks Ighalo should accept Shanghai Shenhua’s mouth-watering offer than remaining at Old Trafford.

The former West Brom defender told

“At 31, what’s left? Who do you need to impress? No one – I will jump at the Shanghai’s offer immediately, Udeze said.

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“£400,000 is a lot of money and Manchester United cannot afford to match that amount, so, for me, I will accept Shanghai’s deal.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.