Manchester United loanee Odion Ighalo has been offered a two-year contract extension worth more than £400,000 per week by his parent club Shanghai Shenhua.
The Chinese club wants to reward the Nigerian striker for his good form at Manchester United, where he has scored four goals in his first three starts.
The 30-year-old‘s loan in England expires on May 31 but it is likely to be extended until June 30 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ighalo’s current contract expires in December 2022 and Shanghai want to keep him until December 2024.
The new deal would see Ighalo earn £400,000 a week before tax, which is said to have flattered the striker.
His focus, though, is on United until his loan spell expires, he has to make a choice between the new deal and what the future holds for him at Manchester United.
Fans of the footballer have been reacting to this new deal on Twitter, with some suggesting he takes the deal, while some think otherwise.
See reactions below;
Odion Ighalo has been offered £400,000/w by Shanghai Shenhua.
That’s ₦176,000,000 in five days!!!
Olúwa wetin dey Chinalize?! 🤲🏾🤲🏾🤲🏾pic.twitter.com/G3DjGHS1tH
— The NoahLiwa 📝 (@4EyedLiwa_) March 26, 2020
Which kind Soap Ighalo dey use bath like this ?😩
— DECIDER ➍ (@SpendoGustavo) March 26, 2020
Shanghai Shenhua in China has offered Odion Ighalo £400,000 per week or ₦176,000,000 in five days and also making him potentially the highest paid African player!!
if my child says he isn’t playing ball and wants to study medicine/law Las las he’ll pay his school fees himself😲 pic.twitter.com/3s0TOkMbSs
— ɪᴠᴏʀʏ🍷 (@_mide96) March 26, 2020
On-loan Man Utd striker Odion Ighalo has been offered a two-year contract extension worth more than £400,000 a week by his parent Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
Do you think he should take it or stay at Man Utd with less pay?
— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) March 26, 2020
Ighalo: Man United is my dream club and I would like to spend here .
MONEY OR LOYALTY? pic.twitter.com/9kWD6yadkt
— Mutisya Vincent (@Vincentmutisya6) March 26, 2020
Ighalo would be paid N176,069,720.00 (£400,000) per week in Shanghai Shenhua. And you said Education is the key?
— Uncle Chu (@chubiei) March 26, 2020
— ЯŲMPĿξ∫†łĿ†∫ҚłЙ™🧢 (@TEGA_Ayara) March 26, 2020
Ighalo has fulfilled his boyhood dream of playing for man united.
He played, made on instant impact, created beautiful memories and will leave on a high.
He should fulfill his financial freedom dream by accepting Shanghai shenhua $400,000 per week offer.
Dreams don’t pay bills
— Afam bu Ogbuefi🇳🇬 (@MistaChika) March 26, 2020
— jalabaalabi (@jamesAalabi) March 26, 2020
Ighalo and his agent right now trying to make the decision pic.twitter.com/usH2fKLE4A
— ABDULRAHMAN (@thatblackflair) March 26, 2020
Ighalo choosing between the big bucks (400K a week) or a permanent move to his boyhood club!?
— Kawsar.🦅 (@itsjustkawsar) March 26, 2020
— Zanum (@Zanum_) March 26, 2020
If you were in Odion Ighalo’s shoes, what would you do?