The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations’ highest goalscorer Odion Ighalo arrived Manchester United team hotel Lowry Hotel ahead of transfer unveiling by the Red Devils on Monday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to bring in a new striker to Old Trafford after Marcus Rashford was ruled out with a double stress fracture in his back which led to the Norwegian coach short on attacking options having let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave last summer for Inter Milan.
Manchester United have been linked with the likes of Edinson Cavani, Krzysztof Piatek, Josh King, Teemu Pukki and Islam Slimani but the 20-times Premier League Champions opting for Ighalo few hours before Friday’s 11 pm deadline from Chinese Super League giant Shanghai Shenhua on a five-month loan deal.
The 30-year-old Nigerian striker Ighalo spotted at Manchester after flying from China and he was pictured at the Lowry Hotel on Monday morning ahead of his unveiling as the former Super Eagles ace was in good spirits as he chatted to friends following his dream move to Old Trafford.
He stepped out of his temporary residence dressed in a grey Nike hoodie and greeted by friends in the car park outside United’s frequently used hotel in Manchester city centre.
Ighalo could make his Manchester United debut February 17 when Red Devils travel to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea in the Premier League after returning from a warm-weather training camp in Marbella.