Odion Ighalo Willing To Make £75m Financial Gamble To Stay At Man Utd

Odion Ighalo Willing To Make £75m Financial Gamble To Stay At Man Utd

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo is willing to risk a new £75m contract with Shanghai Shenhua to continue at Old Trafford for the rest of the season.

Ighalo’s deal expires this weekend and he is wanted back in China, where Shenhua are gearing up for the start of the new season next month, after the start date in March was put back due to Covid-19.

But the Nigerian remains desperate to see out the Premier League campaign with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men.

According to Dailystar, Shenhua have now told Ighalo the terms of his new contract offer will have to be reviewed if he fails to go back to them.

Ighalo had been offered a new three-year deal worth a staggering £480,000-a-week, but Shenhua chairman Wu Xiaohui has made it clear these terms will be reviewed unless he gets the commitment he wants from the Nigerian international.

The stand-off needs to be resolved in the next 48 hours, with Ighalo willing to jeopardise his bumper new deal in order to see out the campaign with United.

Ighalo is a boyhood United fan and is reluctant to give up his once-in-a-lifetime chance to represent the club that means so much to him.

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The ex-Super Eagles striker has made his feelings clear to both clubs and is now hoping United can reach an agreement with their counterparts in Shanghai.

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