Manchester United ‘fail’ to agree loan extension with Shanghai Shenhua for Ighalo

Manchester United have reportedly failed in their bid to agree on a new loan deal for striker Odion Ighalo with his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua.

Both clubs had been in talks for days over a new loan deal for the Nigeria International, who first signed for Manchester United back in January transfer window.

According to The Sun, the 30-year-old will head back to Shanghai Shenhua following the conclusion of his loan as United were unable to announce an extension before his current loan agreement expired on Sunday night.

Ighalo’s agent, Atta Aneke, initially revealed both clubs had discussed a loan extension until the end of January 2021, when the 30-year-old would return to Shanghai due to the restrictions of foreign players.

Sportsmail stated that Ighalo’s loan fee was a problem for United, which could have been one of the challenges as to why they failed to reach an agreement for his extension.

Odion Ighalo who signed for Manchester United on a short-term loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua back in January, made a valuable contribution, scoring four times in eight games for the Premier League club.

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