Ighalo Agrees Personal Terms with Saudi’s Al-Shabab
Nigerian international, Odion Jude Ighalo, who was on loan at Manchester United for a year, is having a medical ahead of a permanent deal with Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab.
The 31-year-old is undergoing a medical after he agreed personal terms on a two-and-a-half-year deal with Al-Shabab. The Saudi transfer window does not close until February 7.
Ighalo’s loan spell at United from Shanghai Shenhua came to an end last week.
He was due to return to his parent club but they have given him permission to speak to the Saudi Arabian side.
Ighalo scored five goals in 23 appearances across all competitions for United after arriving 2020 winter transfer Deadline Day but made only two starts this season since Edinson Cavani joined in October.
Ighalo confirmed his departure from Old Trafford in an emotional farewell message penultimate Tuesday.
“It’s so hard to see this dream come to an end,” he wrote on social media.
“But I give God the glory for helping me fulfil this lifelong dream of putting on a Manchester United shirt as a player and represent this great club.
“To the manager, I say thank you for trusting and believing in me when many did not.”