Odion Igahlo becomes 1st Nigerian player to sign for Man United

Odion Ighalo has finally ended speculation after completing a six-month loan with an option to buy with Premier League giants Man United.

The former Super striker was on hand to finish an agreement with the Premier League giants few minutes before the winter transfer window ended.

It will now be United’s second top signing during the window after landing Portuguese midfielder from Sporting Lisbon for a fee reported to be around £68million.

The 30-year-old will now be the first Nigerian to sign a contract with United with John Mikel Obi being the closest to have completed a move to Old Trafford in 2005.

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Ighalo who had vast experience with another top division club Watford will now fill in the void in for injured Marcus Rashford in the Red Devils’ attack.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have been plagued with injury problems with stars including Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Rashford.

Ighalo had a successful three-year spell with Watford after joining the Hornets from Granada in 2014 on an initial loan deal.

He then helped the Vicarage Road outfit gain to promotion into he top flight division in his his first season at the club.

Ighalo went on to replicate his form in the Championships in his Premier League debut season, scoring 15 goals.

Things did not go well with the Nigerian in 2016/17 campaign under Walter Mazzari, managing to score just once.

The 30-year-old then left for the Chinese Super League to join Changchun Yatai for £20million before switching to Shenhua in 2019.