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Odion Ighalo Expresses Desire To Stay At United Via Twitter

LINZ, AUSTRIA - MARCH 12: (FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE) In this handout image provided by UEFA, Odion Ighalo of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between LASK and Manchester United at Linzer Stadion on March 12, 2020 in Linz, Austria. The match is played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). (Photo by UEFA - Handout/UEFA via Getty Images )

LINZ, AUSTRIA – MARCH 12: (FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE) In this handout image provided by UEFA, Odion Ighalo of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between LASK and Manchester United at Linzer Stadion on March 12, 2020 in Linz, Austria. The match is played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). (Photo by UEFA – Handout/UEFA via Getty Images )

On-loan Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has recently expressed his desire to stay at United when his loan spell ends.

When asked on Twitter if he wants to stay at United, Ighalo replied with a simple “fingers crossed” emoji.

According to reports, Shanghai Shenua, Ighalo’s team that holds his rights, has offered the Nigerian International a two-year contract extension worth more than £400,000 ($485k) per week to return to China once play resumes.

Ighalo’s loan agreement was set to expire on May 31st but that was before football across the globe was put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak. His current contract expires in December 2022 and Shanghai wants to keep him until December 2024.

United have reportedly been in talks to make his move to Old Trafford permanent, something that fans would love to see. Shanghai have set a £15m price tag on the striker but given his impact at United, many feel this could be money well spent.