Odion Ighalo agreed to a pay cut just to sign for 'dream club' Manchester United


All of his life and his greatest dream just to play for his dream club, Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo, who has been a great fan of Manchester United, finally achieve his dreams to feature in Old Trafford. Just at the tick of the deadline day of the January transfer window, he finally agreed to terms to play for his dream club.
The English giant were already lacking in attacking force following the summer exit of Alexis Sanchez and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku and a recent setback injury sustained by Marcus Rashford, making a reinforcement during the January transfer window of crucial importance to the Old Trafford club.
United head coach “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer” weighed his many options and eventually completed a late loan deal for ex-Watford striker Ighalo, who will play for the club until the end of the season from Shanghai Shenhua.
"I'm very happy," the Nigeria forward told United's website. "First, I want say thank God for making this happen and it's just like a dream come true for me.
"People that know me, even back in Nigeria, and even when I was playing at Watford, my team-mates knew that I loved Man United, I support them. When I played against Man U, that emotion is there, because it is my dream.
"It is a nice reality, so I'm very happy and I'm looking forward to start."
Odion Ighalo, who is in his 30, is joined by  Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes to sign for Old Trafford, with the Nigerian striker reffering to his last-minute deal move "very dramatic", having been informed by his agent the day before of United's interest.
"From 11:00 pm (2300 GMT) there was paperwork, negotiating and all that, for the loan deal and all that, so we are talking and other teams are calling them, wanting me," he said.
"But I told my agent that this is what I want. I want to come here.
"He said 'you're going to get a pay cut to go to United'. I said I don't care. Make this deal happen. I want to go to United. I don't care how much is the pay cut, I know that, make it happen."
From all findings, Odion Ighalo, has been regarded as the first Nigerian to play for English club side Manchester United, he claimed that there had been huge excitement among his family and friends.
"It was crazy because, all over the news for the last few days, is about my deal to Man United," he said. "Even the street I grew up on, they are doing parties, celebrating Ighalo signing for United."

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