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Man Utd loanee Ighalo offered £400,000 p/w contract extension at Shanghai Shenhua

Odion Ighalo has been offered a two-year contract extension worth more than £400,000 per week by his parent club Shanghai Shenhua.

According to Sky Sports, the Chinese club want to reward the Nigerian striker with a new two-year extension to his current contract, but surely he will be thinking about staying at Manchester United?

Ighalo joined United in January on a six-month loan deal. There wasn’t a lot of excitement around his arrival, but that has not stopped him scoring goals and being an all round brilliant influence to have in the dressing room.

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I’d reserve judgement on whether I think he would be a good signing long-term. Perhaps we would have a better idea if the football season wasn’t suspended amid the spread of COVID-19. Maybe he will agree to sign this new deal with Shenhua and we’ll never know?

Shenhua are making it clear they want to keep Ighalo by giving him a huge salary.

He’s 30 and not ready for retirement. If United are willing to offer him a deal, of course Ighalo will turn down what Shenhua have offered.

The Nigerian striker faces a dilemma. Does he fight to stay at Old Trafford or take up Shanghai Shenhua’s latest offer?

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