‘£20M Too Much To Pay For Odion Ighalo’ – Says Neville
Former Man United player has warned the club against paying huge transfer fee for Odion Ighalo, MySportDab reports.
Manchester United “don’t need to spend” £20 million on Odion Ighalo this summer.
According to Gary Neville, who has questioned the Shanghai Shenhua loanee’s value in the current market.
The Nigerian striker has been in top form since joining the old Trafford club in January transfer window.
United were criticised for turning to the Nigeria forward who had spent the last three years of his career in China.
Ighalo quickly proved that he was up to the task of playing for one of the world’s biggest clubs.
Ighalo scored four goals in his first eight outings before the season was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
His last goal came during a 5-0 Europa League first-leg victory away at LASK on March 12.
The former Nigeria international is due to return to Shanghai Shenhua at the end of May.
Odion Ighalo has expressed his desires to remain at Old Trafford.
The problem currently is the transfer fee request by Ighalo’s parent club who demand £20M for the striker.
Neville thinks such a fee is too high for a player whose progress at the Theatre of Dreams was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis.
The former United right-back said on Instagram Live: “Is Ighalo worth £20m? Probably not in this market.
He may have been if he continued scoring goals but you probably don’t need now to spend £20m.”
Cole toldMUTV in April: “I think he has done pretty well when he has been given the opportunity.
He has applied himself really well in the club and has scored four good goals, four centre-forward goals, you can’t ask for much more.”