Ighalo Considers Next Career Move

Written by on January 26, 2021

Ighalo dream loan spell at Manchester United will end by the end of January, but could any top-flight side trust the ex-Watford man?

Marcus Rashford’s return from injury post-lockdown and Man United’s top four chase meant Ole Gunnar Solskjaer relied heavily on nearly the same side for the majority of games in their run-in, with Ighalo’s minutes taking a significant hit.

Even though his last start came way back in September, Ighalo seemingly has no hard feelings and remains honoured to have represented the club in the last year.

“I’m fulfilled as a football player, if I don’t achieve anything from now when I finish my career I am fulfilled.”

The forward now enters the final week of his time in Manchester.


So, which PL sides could consider the retired Super Eagle?

Sheffield United

Chris Wilder’s side has struggled for goals all season.

The Blades are the joint-lowest scorers in the league with 10 but are underperforming their expected goals of 18.4, largely due to not having the quality or enough end product in the attacking third.

Signing Rhian Brewster from Liverpool hasn’t helped in any way, so Wilder could look to the more experienced. Ighalo to poach some goals in the second half of the campaign as Sheffield aim to avoid relegation.


West Ham United

Rumors of a move for frontman Youssef En-Nesyri have circulated. It remains to be seen if it’ll be done this month.

The seventh-placed Hammers could secure their highest domestic finish since moving. London Stadium and an experienced striker could help their cause.


Scott Parker’s troops sit third-bottom in the table despite mostly playing well. Showing tremendous growth since their opening 3-0 defeat by Arsenal.


Before recent defeats by Chelsea and Man United. They played out five draws which may have ended in wins had they had a capable goal scorer.

He ticks that box, somewhat, and a short-term deal should be considered.

Ighalo seems to have unfinished business in the Premier League, though, and Nigerians will hope he sticks around. Especially after the underwhelming finish to his dream United spell.

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