Man Utd star Odion Ighalo will take another pay cut to keep dream alive as he pleads with Shanghai Shenhua to stay – The Sun

ODION IGHALO will plead with Shanghai Shenhua not to end his Old Trafford dream.

The Nigerian’s loan deal with Manchester United is up at the end of this month.

And the Chinese Super League club are now demanding a permanent transfer worth around £22million if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to keep him on for when the season resumes next month.

Ighalo is desperate to stay for the final nine league games — as well as helping United in the FA Cup and Europa League.

Now he is ready to put his case to Shenhua.

But with the Chinese season also starting in June, the club want Igahalo back unless United meet their  valuation.

United had signed the former Watford front man in January for a loan fee of £3million until the end of the season.

But with the season  suspended due to the coronavirus time  is fast running out.

Ighalo had been valued at £15m when he first arrived, but his  FOUR goals in eight games has made Shenhua’s hierarchy revise their valuation.

With  the striker in the twilight of his footballing career at 30 years old, United will not go to £22m.

He was initially signed on loan because of Marcus Rashford’s  back injury in January that looked set to keep him out for the rest of the season.

Now due to the lockdown, Rashford is fit again.

Ighalo is contracted to Shanghai until December 2021.

United were looking at a one-year deal with the option of a further year.

They had been paying £130,000  of the £300,000-a-week wages he earns in China during his loan period.

The boyhood Red Devil will take a pay cut if it means United get a deal done.

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