DEAL DONE! Manchester United secure Deadline Day Deal for Striker Odion Ighalo on Loan for remainder of season

It may not be the type of signing we were all hoping for on the last day of the transfer window, but it looks like United have signed a striker! We can now confirm that Manchester United have secured former Watford striker Odion Ighalo on loan for the remainder of the season.

While many fans are likely to see Ighalo as a poor-mans version of Romelu Lukaku (he is), he fills the enormous void left by the injury of Marcus Rashford in United’s attack. Ighalo currently plays for Shanghai Shenhua, but with the Chinese league likely to cancel their season with the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the club was looking to get the player’s enormous wages off their books.

A player that LVG famously tried to sign for 35 million pounds, it looks like he will finally join the club he followed growing up in Nigeria. Whether or not he will be a success at Manchester United, only time will tell…

Some highlights from his career shown below:

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My name is Alex and I am a co-host of the American Red Devils podcast, and discovered the greatest football club in the world freshman year in highschool, after playing FIFA '99 on Nintendo 64. Originally it was the red hair of Paul Scholes that caught my attention, given the four Gingers in my family, but I never knew a redhead could ball like Scholesy. However, what really sucked me in was the arrival of Wayne Rooney at the club, to this day my all-time favorite player. I was lucky enough to witness my first game at Old Trafford in '07 while studying abroad, witnessing the 4-0 thrashing of Wigan. I rented a car and drove down for the day from Edinburgh to Manchester and back (NYC to Boston twice), driving on the wrong side of the car and the road! Lucky enough to be in Sunderland to see Zlatan's last United goal and in London to see Matic's stoppage time screamer at Selhurst. Honored and privileged to be a Manchester United fan.

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