Man United clinches surprise transfer deadline swoop for Odion Ighalo

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Odion Ighalo

Manchester United have completed a transfer deadline move for former Nigerian International, Odion Ighalo.

The former Watford man will be joining the red devils on a loan for the rest of the season with no option stated for a permanent buy, Omnisport reports.

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Bruno Fernandes joined for a fee of £46.5million (€55m) and a potential further £21.1m (€25m) in add-ons on Thursday.

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Looking t the situation with Marcus Rashford, United was said to have had a Bournemouth rebuffed approach to Josh King before turning their attention to Ighalo.

The Nigeria forward has spent the past three seasons in the Chinese Super League, scoring 10 league goals for Shanghai Shenhua last term after two prolific campaigns with Changchun Yatai.

But the 30-year-old will now bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attack, with United just managing to get a short-term loan deal completed before Friday’s deadline.

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An official announcement from United will come later, but it is understood all aspects of the deal have been agreed.

Ighalo has Premier League experience, having scored 16 goals for Watford in 55 top-flight appearances between 2015 and 2017.

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