English Premier League side Manchester United have completed the signing of Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo on loan until the end of the season from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.
The 30-year-old Manchester United boyhood fan who is still in China is set to become the first Nigerian to sign and play for the Red devils in the clubs history.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his delight in signing the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations top scorer and his banking on his experience to help steady the shaky and depleted Manchester United attacking department.
Odion is an experienced player. He will come in and give us an option of a different type of centre-forward for the short spell he’s staying with us.
A great lad and very professional, he will make the most of his time here.said the gaffer.
The former Udinese talisman makes a return to the English Premier League having featured for Watford and scoring 40 goals in 100 appearances for the Vicarage road side.
The Lagos born attacker has scored 16 goals in 35 appearances for the Super Eagles of Nigeria before he retired from International football after the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
Ighalo has previously featured for Norwegian side Lyn, Spanish sides Grenada, Italian side Cesena and Chinese side Changchun Yatai.