Manchester United “don’t need to spend” £20 million ($25m) on Odion Ighalo this summer, according to Gary Neville, who has questioned the Shanghai Shenhua loanee’s value in the current market.
Ighalo has been an unexpected hit for the Red Devils since completing a short-term loan move to Old Trafford in January on transfer deadline day.
United were criticised for turning to the 30-year-old forward who had spent the previous three years of his career in China, but he quickly proved that he was up to the task of playing for one of the world’s biggest clubs.
Neville thinks such a fee is too high for a player whose progress at the Theatre of Dreams was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis.
The former United right-back said on Instagram Live:
“Is Ighalo worth £20m? Probably not in this market. He may have been if he continued scoring goals but you probably don’t need now to spend £20m.”
Ighalo has received widespread praise for his performances in a United shirt, with former Red Devils striker Andy Cole among those to hail his impact.
Source: News update