Manchester United legend Gary Neville has admitted that Odion Ighalo has performed well in recent months. However, he felt the Red Devils did not need to spend to buy the Nigerian player permanently.
Odion Ighalo, 30 years old, joined Manchester United in the January 2020 winter transfer window. Before the competition was postponed, he managed to pack four goals from eight appearances in all competitions.
Manchester United itself had indeed needed new ammunition on the front lines. They had difficulty in the first half of this season because Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, who became the mainstay after Lukaku’s departure, were often hit by injuries.
Ighalo’s arrival was considered right in the middle of the situation.
But from the beginning, Ighalo did play as a loan player from the Chinese Super League club, Shanghai Senhua. The Nigerian repeatedly expressed his hope that he would be bought permanently by Manchester United.
Shanghai Senhua is said to be ready to release Ighalo permanently, provided the Red Devils are ready to spend 20 million Pounds to make up for the player’s release clause.
Even this news provoked commentary on the legend of the Red Devils, Gary Neville. According to him, Manchester United did not need to waste money to make up for that much, especially since the situation was now not possible.
“Is Ighalo worth 20 million pounds? With the situation of the transfer market like this, I don’t think so,” Neville said in a question and answer session on his Instagram account.
Furthermore, Gary Neville agrees with the notion that Ighalo has performed well at Manchester United in recent months. Only, he felt the player was not worth it if bought with a tag of 20 million Pounds Sterling.
“He might be worth that much if he continues to score goals from day to day. But I feel as good as the performance is, the club doesn’t need to pay as much as 20 million Pounds,” he said.
According to information that was heard, Shanghai Shenhua began to take steps to send the striker home next summer. They will use Ighalo’s power, bearing in mind the Chinese Super League will be rolling again in the near future.