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CHI-XIT: Shanghai Shenhua striker join Manchester United in a shock deal

CHI-XIT: Shanghai Shenhua striker join Manchester United in a shock deal

Manchester United finally brought in a striker on the last day of the winter transfer market this year, and he is surprisingly Shanghai Shenhua striker Odion Ighalo.

The official homepage of Manchester United confirms that it has agreed an agreement with China's Shanghai Shenhua to sign striker Odion Ighalo on a 6-month loan for £ 3 million fees, along with optional buy off.

Specifically, the Red Devils have agreed to pay a third of the £ 300,000 weekly salary that Odion Ighalo is receiving in Shanghai Shenhua.

Ighalo is training to prepare for the new season, but the Chinese Super League 2020 has been postponed indefinitely as the coronavirus pandemic is spreading throughout China.

Foreign players are expected to consider leaving China as soon as possible due to the coronavirus as well as reduced salary according to the new CSL rule. If this happens, it will be a huge loss to the quality of the Chinese Super League, where the clubs currently own many stars like Arnautovic, Paulinho, Dembele, Fellaini, Salomon Rondon and Oscar.

Livesportasia calls this tendency CHI-XIT (Slang of Brexit: the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU).

CHI-XIT: Shanghai Shenhua striker join Manchester United in a shock deal

Ighalo will become Manchester United's third rookie in the winter transfer window, following the arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon and Nathan Bishop from Southend. This is a necessary addition for the Red Devils in the context that Marcus Rashford will have to sit out for at least 3 months.

Ighalo moved to the Chinese Super League in 2017 for Changchun Yatai, where he scored 36 goals in 55 matches. In 2019, the player moved to Shanghai Shenhua and scored 10 more goals in 17 matches.

Before moving to China, Ighalo played Watford between 2014-2017, including two Premier League seasons and scored 40 goals in 100 appearances.