Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo says he’s happy to remain at the club after his signing a new contract with the Club.
Manchester United agreed to extend Ighalo’s stay at the club until the end of January 2021 following his impressive performances for the club before the season was suspended.
Many reported claimed that the Nigerian striker could be returning to his parents club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua after the initial approach from United was rejected.
The 30-year-old told Manchester United official website that he’s happy with the Club’s efforts to keep him at his dream club and can’t wait to get on the pitch for them.
“I’m really happy,” he said. “It’s a dream for me to be here. I’m buzzing and ready to go.
“I feel okay. The last few days have been difficult as there have been different talks about it but now I’m really happy so I need to concentrate fully. I’m here until the end of January, so it’s good for me.
“I decided I want to stay and I’m happy. Since the first day I arrived, I made it clear that I wanted whatever it takes to continue that work. It was very difficult, there were some talks, but I’m happy they finally agreed and got everything done. Everything is official now.
The former Watford striker also thanked Shanghai Shenhua for allowing him continue his adventures in England with Manchester United.
“I’m sending thanks to the Shanghai president and director for the support because they know this is what I want. So I’m thanking them and I’m happy that this has happened. They wish me all the best too.
“As I’ve said, since I was young, I’ve been supporting this club and playing for it is a dream. Now I’ve extended my loan, it makes it more even clear and I’m committed as I know, in my head, I’m here until January ending. I just want to work hard and enjoy it, support the team and do whatever I can to make us go higher and higher.”
“Seeing it happen, it’s very difficult for me to explain the feelings inside. I just want to say it’s a great moment I’m going to cherish for the rest of my life.” He concluded.
Ighalo started only three games from his eight appearances for Manchester United, he has scored four goals for the Solskjaer’s men.
He will be hoping to add to his tally when the premier league restart on the 17th of June.
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