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Manchester United sign Odion Ighalo on loan

Manchester United sign Odion Ighalo

Manchester United have signed former Watford striker and Nigerian international, Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on loan until the end of the season according to the BBC.

The deal to bring the 30-year-old Nigeria international to Old Trafford contains no option to buy.

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Ighalo, who is still in China but is expected to fly to the UK in the next few days, scored 39 goals in 99 matches for Watford between 2014 and 2017, BBC reports.

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He then moved to the Chinese Super League, first with Changchun Yatai.

After two seasons he moved to Shanghai Shenhua and has scored 10 times in 19 games.

His form for his country has been eye-catching, finishing as top scorer in African Cup of Nations qualifying with seven goals, before scoring five at the tournament during the summer.

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