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- May 8, 2011
Manchester United sign former Watford striker Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on loan until the end of the season.
Wasn't a bad player in his first season when Watford went up but second season not so good. I can't see him scoring more than martial I'll take the betI find it both amusing and desperate. But I would be willing to have a £1 bet with anyone per goal between him and Martial. I reckon Ighalo wins between now and the end of the season. He’s not has talented but he’s willing to mix it to thrive.
It’s on! All comps between now and the end of the season. Hopefully it’s like 18-15 and we get loads of goals out of them! Haha.Wasn't a bad player in his first season when Watford went up but second season not so good. I can't see him scoring more than martial I'll take the bet
Haven't seen enough of him to say just yet. I think we can wait a couple months and see if he's been lucky so far or has a real contribution to make to the side. I love his attitude. He seems to be a popular figure among the team. If he's not going to get the hump about not being first choice, then he seems like a great back up striker. I wouldn't want signing him to derail signing someone like Haland. We need an Ole Mk. II, someone who comes in and does a job, a natural finisher, and how doesn't mind not starting. If that is Ighalo, welcome aboard!Should the signing be made permanent?
I read he’s on 300K/week in China and has 2 years to run on his contract. Even if he takes a 50% pay cut that’s still top dollar for someone who might be a 3rd or 4th choice. Seems a bit much when you could get an Aubameyang for lessThe way he's played so far I think United may look to sign him permanently. He's a back up striker with experience and he's showing he can score goals. It would allow United to go after other big deals whilst knowing they have a potentially reliable experienced back up striker.
Who is going to sign a 32 year-old for that much? He is on £200K/week right now, so my guess was off, but that's why I wrote "an Aubameyang" instead of just "Aubameyang", as in, you could get someone like him; when he joined Arsenal he was on £90K/week.You wont be getting Aubamayang for less than that. He'll be on about 350k on his next contract.
Yes, and at 30yrs he is likely to want to max his earnings for the rest of his playing days, regardless of the fact that he reportedly took a cut for his loan period. My best guess is he will be back in China next season having fulfilled his dream of playing for the team he supported as a boy having done a decent job and enough to be remembered fondly.I read he’s on 300K/week in China and has 2 years to run on his contract. Even if he takes a 50% pay cut that’s still top dollar for someone who might be a 3rd or 4th choice. Seems a bit much when you could get an Aubameyang for less
ThisI see Ighalo is a short term fix that needs to remain as a short term fix we'd never have considered signing him in the summer if it wasn't for the desperate need in January so I don't really see why that should change the plan. If it gets to the end of August and we haven't secured who we want maybe you bring him back for another season but for now I think he's doing the job we need him to do for the next few months.
Got my concerns not saying he's going down the Sanchez spiral but I'd say injuries are starting to become a regular problem and he doesn't look like the player he was from 2014-18. I think he's a player who looks like he's played through to many injuries and it means he'll always be managing pain like Rooney was.Anyone for Harry Kane? Seriously, it’s looking more possible.
I do agree with you , Martial is doing a good job at the moment but if we want to be at the top of the table I think we need someone to score goals a proper goal scorer and they are like gold dust.Got my concerns not saying he's going down the Sanchez spiral but I'd say injuries are starting to become a regular problem and he doesn't look like the player he was from 2014-18. I think he's a player who looks like he's played through to many injuries and it means he'll always be managing pain like Rooney was.
Spurs will be asking crazy money he turns 27 this summer so you could argue his peak years are behind him if he was to stay injury free you could get 5 more good years out of him but I think it would be a big gamble as you're talking £150m fee plus huge wages etc and the injury record would make me nervous. He's 27 you should be confident of getting 3 very good seasons from him. You basically have to accept that whatever you commit in transfer fee and wages is written off as you've got no chance of selling him on again and getting it back.
I think as a pure number 9 goal scorer only Lewendowski is better in world football in the Fergie days I think he's a guy who if you have the chance to get him you get him where we are now I think that still applies.
I don't think he's a player who's game will decline massively with age as his physical attributes aren't what make him brilliant the only worry I'd have is at his very best he's very intense with his running if he has to start looking after his legs you lose that edge which I think is what makes a player like him great. He puts you under pressure and forces mistakes.