UEFA Champions League semi-finalists Paris Saint-Germain have set their sights on Manchester United loanee Odion Ighalo.
The Nigeria international has played an impressive role as a supplementary forward option from the bench since his arrival from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua but it’s clear that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t see the 31-year-old as a long-term option.
According to German publication, Fussballtransfers, PSG believe the striker to be a ready-made replacement club-record goalscorer Edinson Cavani – who looks set to join Portuguese powerhouse Benfica after leaving the club on a free transfer
It’s been confirmed that initial contact between Les Parisiens and the player’s representatives have been made in order to initiate a deal with his parent club in the Chinese Super League.
Despite Ighalo reiterating that United is his dream club and Solskjaer delighted with his contribution, the Norwegian mentor was vague when asked about Ighalo’s future last month.
“It’s a loan, but when you’re in the door and if you impress it gives you a chance,” Solskjaer told the Express.
“That’s exactly the same for everyone who signs if it’s permanent or it’s a loan. If you impress as a player, if you impress as a person, if you can help this group improve, then, of course, there’s a chance that we’ll look at extending things.”
Ighalo who has scored five goals and registered one assist in five starts with United will see his deal with the Premier League giants expire at the end of the January transfer window.