Gary Neville sends Odion Ighalo warning to Manchester United
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has urged the Red Devils to avoid the signing of Odion Ighalo, suppose they are required to pay around £20m for his permanent signature.
The Nigeria international joined the club from Shanghai Shenhua on loan in January and he has since impressed with four goals and one assist from eight appearances.
Ighalo's current loan deal expires at the end of May but talks are underway to keep him for the rest of the current season which has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
United may thereafter be offered the chance to sign Ighalo on a long-term deal but Neville does not believe the striker is worth £20m under the current market situation.
"Is Ighalo worth £20m? Probably not in this market," He told in an Instagram live session. "He may have been if he continued before scoring goals but you probably don't need now to spend £20m."
United are planning to sign a right-winger and central midfielder this summer. They could pursue a new centre-forward, suppose they decline the option to sign Ighalo.