Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo is buzzing with satisfaction after clinching an extended stay with the Reds, amid confirmation of his loan period will run until the end of January 2021.
The Nigerian striker was an instant hit after arriving from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua at the end of the winter transfer window but that deal was due to expire on the final day of May.
A reminder of Odion Ighalo’s last goal before the break in the season. The show goes on. 👏 [optus] pic.twitter.com/HDEOCP1mH9
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Much to the 30-year-old’s relief, negotiations over an extension proved successful to enable him to remain in Manchester to help the Reds on three fronts when things hopefully get under way again later this month.
Speaking exclusively to Tuesday’s MUTV Group Chat and host Stewart Gardner, plus former players Wes Brown, Andy Cole, Ben Thornley and Danny Webber, the centre-forward outlined what staying at the club means to him.
“I’m really happy,” he said.
“It’s a dream for me to be here. I’m buzzing and ready to go.
“I feel okay. The last few days have been difficult as there have been different talks about it but now I’m really happy so I need to concentrate fully. I’m here until the end of January, so it’s good for me.
“I decided I want to stay and I’m happy. Since the first day I arrived, I made it clear that I wanted whatever it takes to continue that work. It was very difficult, there were some talks, but I’m happy they finally agreed and got everything done. Everything is official now.