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: