Browsing: Odion Ighalo

Having failed to score on his debut versus Al Raed, the 31-year-old made his presence count as the White Lions extended their winning streak to four at the King Saud University Stadium.

The centre-forward called time on his international career in 2019 after helping the West African side finish third at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Nigerian striker has been linked with moves to Dubai, the Premier League and the MLS but a switch to the Middle East is now close to being completed after the two sides agreed to a deal.

He stated earlier this month that he would have liked to stay at United for the rest of this season but also revealed an interest in moving to Major League Soccer.

The 31-year-old’s loan move at Old Trafford from Shanghai Shenhua is due to expire at the end of this month, and there will be no extension on the agreement.

Reports indicated that the Turkish side are hopeful of bringing him to the club, but finances are an issue and they’ll need to reach some kind of agreement over his wages.

Speaking on UTD Podcast, the Reds forward made the incredible revelation that he often went hungry during the week, in order to watch his heroes play on a Saturday or Sunday.