Shanghai Shenhua are reportedly considering Odion Ighalo to stay at Manchester United beyond May, provided he sign a new contract with them.
Ighalo’s currently six-month loan is set to expire in the next few days and the Premier League side are keen to keep the for another six months following his impressive performances.
The Chinese side initially was only interested in discussing 20 million pounds of permanent transfer for the player, a price tag that United considered too excessive.
However, the latest reports claimed Shanghai Shenhua is now ready to allow the player remain in England for the next six months but must sign a new deal that will tie him to the club for the next four years.
Ighalo’s current deal in China is up in December 2022. The offer on the table is reportedly worth £400,000 a week and it is unclear if the former Super Eagles striker will put pen to paper for the new deal.
Since joining the club in January window and Ighalo has scored four goals in eight games before the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.