The ex-Super Eagles star reportedly received a better offer from guardian club Shanghai Shenhua, however the Nigerian legend wants him to continue to be in Europe.
Abdul Sule believes Odion Ighalo may want to earn a ‘big cash move’ in Europe after his Manchester United stint, though the player is reportedly being presented an improved deal to return to Shanghai Shenhua.
Ighalo has joined the English outfit on a temporary deal on the final day of the January transfer window to beef up the attack till the end of the season, a contract which expires on May 31.
The 30-year-old striker, who was a boyhood fan of Machester United, has made an impressive start to life at Old Trafford, scoring 4 times in eight appearances.
However, the abrupt halt to top soccer leagues and European competitions due to the global coronavirus pandemic has left Ighalo’s future hanging in the balance.
On Ighalo’s future, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had spoken on the Nigerian’s impact and the prospect of keeping him beforehand of subsequent season before the pandemic.
But the Nigeria legend is doubtful of the Manchester United manager’s interest to retain Ighalo, whilst tipping the ex-Watford star to attract a big deal from Barcelona or Real Madrid.
“I see Odion Ighalo earning a big-money move from top European teams when his loan expires at Manchester United,” Sule to Goal.
“I do not think Man United are eager on retaining him due to the fact they seem not to value him enough to put hand him a regular place. He additionally might also not be wanted again when Marcus Rashford is fit.
“I will not recommend him to return to China now despite the fascinating offer however would urge him to remain in Europe. I won’t be amazed if Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid or Barcelona come for him.
“He has proven that he is got a lot to provide at the highest level inside his short stay at Man United and he can attract massive brands and earn extra money, playing in any of the top teams in England.
“He can always nonetheless return to China later in his career however right now, I think he has what it takes to shine in Europe.”