Ighalo opens door to MLS switch & namedrops Beckham’s Inter Miami as he nears end of Man Utd loan

The Nigerian striker, who is due to return to Shanghai Shenhua at the end of the month, has expressed his desire to play in the United States

Odion Ighalo has opened the door to a potential switch to MLS as he approaches the end of his loan spell at Manchester United.

The Red Devils surprised many when they snapped up Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month deal in last year’s winter transfer window.

The 31-year-old scored five goals for United in the second half of the 2020-19 campaign, despite mainly being used as a substitute, providing valuable cover for Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in the final third of the pitch.