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Manchester United Signs First Nigerian Odion Ighalo

Manchester United Signs First Nigerian Odion Ighalo

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English Premier League giants Manchester United have signed former Watford and Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on loan until the end of the season.

Ighalo, who is still in China but is expected to fly to the United Kingdom (UK) in the next few days, is the First Nigerian to be signed by Manchester United. Fufagist understands that 30-year-old Nigeria international scored 39 goals in 99 matches for Watford between 2014 and 2017

Why Did Manchester United Sign Him?

Last week, Manchester United made the somewhat unexpected decision to sign Odion Ighalo. It’s worth noting that Ighalo joined Man Utd on a loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua and he will spend one season with his new team. In the agreement between Manchester United, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, and Odion Ighalo, there was no option to buy at the end of the season, which means that once his Man Utd sting is over, Odion will return to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to complete his time there.

The Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could not contain his excitement of signing Odion Ighalo. He said that Odion was exactly the type of centre-forward player the team needed right now and that he was a very professional team member who will make the most of his time there.

 How Did Odion Ighalo React?

Over the weekend, Odion Ighalo arrived in Manchester from China to begin his training for Manchester United. Odion admitted that joining Man Utd was his dream since he was just a kid and that he was very excited to play for the team. Odion Ighalo made no secret out of his admiration for Manchester United: back in 2016, he said that he wouldn’t say no if Man Utd invited him to play, and when he still was a young football player in Nigeria, he was photographed in a Man Utd jersey.

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