Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that the Red Devils are considering making Odion Ighalo’s loan move a permanent deal in the summer.
Ighalo has sparkled since arriving at United from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in January. Reports suggest he will have to take a pay-cut to get a permanent deal at Old Trafford.
The Nigerian has scored four goals in eight appearances for United, including a brace against LASK in the Europa League last night.
Aside from his goals, Ighalo’s presence also affords Solskjaer the opportunity to rotate his frontline with Marcus Rashford currently on the sidelines.
“Odion has done really well since he came in and he’s enjoying himself. And he will improve and get better but he has qualities we saw in him and we needed and we will still need those qualities for next season, so let’s see what we will do.
“He’s a goalscorer and a striker, he doesn’t worry too much about all that nonsense; build-up play – that’s a joke, obviously. He knows his job and what his role in the team is, and he’s very good with his back to goal, great link player, but maybe the best thing about him is his personality, so he’s got the whole lot really.”
However, with the Premier League season currently suspended due to the spread of COVID 19, it remains to be seen if Ighalo can add to his tally.