Newcastle could solve their issues at striker this summer as they eye up a move for Odion Ighalo.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Newcastle United are linked with shock Odion Ighalo move.
The 30-year-old has been subject to interest from various Premier League clubs.
The Nigeria international joined Shanghai Greenland Shenhua from Changchun Yatai for a fee in the region of 5.85 million euros in February 2019. His contract expires in the winter of 2021. In January 2020, Ighalo was sent to Manchester United on loan until June 2020.
The striker has four goals and one assist in 8 appearances for Manchester United.
The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Nigeria.
His record for Nigeria is impressive. Ighalo has scored 16 goals in 35 matches for Nigeria at senior level.
The Nigeria international performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Newcastle United.
Steve Bruce is looking to shore up his attacking options and Shanghai’s Ighalo happens to be a target.
The Nigeria international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Bruce wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Newcastle United are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
His arrival would give Newcastle some much needed tactical flexibility.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are eyeing Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo. Sky Sports says Newcastle are interested in making a shock transfer move for Ighalo once their £300million takeover is completed. United are keen to extend their loan deal so the 30-year-old can help them if the Premier League restarts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Shanghai Shenhua will only let Ighalo stay at Old Trafford if they pay £20million to make the deal permanent though. And Newcastle could hijack them in signing the striker once their takeover officially goes through.”
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It would take a huge offer from Newcastle to prise the 30-year-old striker from Shanghai.
Good signing for Newcastle?
The 30-year-old would be a very good addition for Newcastle United and they can afford him as well.
Newcastle fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if Newcastle can beat their rivals to the striker’s signature.
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