Former super eagle player, Odion Ighalo is set to leave Manchester United for his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua next week.
Shanghai Shenhua have ordered him to return for full training with the club at the end of this month, when his loan deal with Manchester United expires.
According to reports, Manchester United want to take him on another loan deal but his parent club want a permanent deal for him.
The only reasons that can keep him in Old Trafford, unless the Red Devils are willing to make full contract negotiations with Shanghai Shenhua, Ighalo will be forced to return to China for the start of the Chinese football league season.
Ighalo joined Manchester United on the last day of January, securing a loan move till the end of the season, and united were desperate to keep a hold of him following his good performances for the club but the Coronavirus imposed football break has changed the landscape of things.
According to source, Shanghai have the final say and are determined to get Ighalo back, having offered the former Watford player a two-year contract extension until 2024 on improved terms of £400,000 a week.
United paid a £3m loan fee for Ighalo at the end of January and have also been contributing £130,000 to his weekly wages, even though they haven’t played in two-and-a-half months.
Having initially taken him on loan until May 31, they want to keep Ighalo until the end of August when the season is now expected to finish, but Shanghai have refused to budge in negotiations.
Since he moved to Old Trafford in January, the pacy forward has notched four goals in just 8 appearances.