Odion Ighalo’s agent has confirmed the forward is set to extend his stay at Manchester United for another seven months.

The Nigerian forward has been an instant success since his January move to Old Trafford, but saw his future at the club in doubt with his original loan deal at the club expiring last Sunday.

Ighalo’s initial loan deal would have covered the end of United’s season, but with the campaign placed on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still nine Premier League games remaining with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side also still in the FA Cup and Europa League.

Shanghai Shenhua were keen to have the Nigerian striker back for the begining of the new Chinese Super League season, but sources close to the player told M.E.N. Sport last week that an extended loan deal until January 30 was now “looking most likely”.

Ighalo made a personal request to his parent club to extend his time at United, with the boyhood fan keen to finish what he started after netting four goals in eight appearances since joining on deadline day.

“We are nearing an agreement with Manchester United on an extended loan,” Aneke told Nettavisen .

“The agreement will mean that Ighalo will remain with them until January 2021.”

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