The financial details of Ighalo’s move to Manchester United

Odion Ighalo celebrates after scoring for Watford against Newcastle
Odion Ighalo

Daily Mail on Thursday evening published further details about Ighalo’s deal to Manchester United, which is believed to be imminent.

According to the report, Manchester United will pay a third of Ighalo’s wages during his time at Old Trafford.

This works out at £100,000 a week. Ighalo, who has just under two years left on his contract with Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua, is currently earning an astronomical £300,000-a-week.

United will also pay Shanghai Shenhua a loan fee of between £2 million and £4 million.

It’s understood that United will also have an option to sign Ighalo on a permanent deal at the end of his loan.

While Ighalo wouldn’t have been top of United fans’ lists prior to the January transfer window, many of them will be relieved that a striker is arriving to ease the burden on Martial and Greenwood.

Note: The news by Football Daily is yet to be confirmed or announced by Manchester United via its official website or social media pages.