By Akeem Busari
The stocks of former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo continues to rise with the unending battle for his services between his Chinese team, Shanghai Shenhua and Manchester United, where he is on loan. As the Chinese side expect the player return for the new season.
Manchester United have expressed plans to extend the loan deal of the Nigerian who has scored four goals and one assist in eight games for the team till the end of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chinese side who values Ighalo at £20m, reportedly would only allow the former Watford player remain in Manchester, only if a permanent deal is agreed.
Meanwhile, reports also have it that Newcastle United could join the race to sign the experienced Nigerian if the takeover bid of its potential new Saudi- Arabia owners is approved.