Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo is open to a move to the MLS
Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo is open to a move to the MLS. The forward’s loan deal at Old Trafford expires at the end of the month and although he wants to stay in England for longer, he is not ruling out a move to America in the future, as per ESPN. Here are three MLS clubs who should look to sign him.
Could David Beckham be monitoring the Nigerian international’s situation at his former club Manchester United? Ighalo, who is 31 years old, would be a great signing for Miami if they were able to get him.
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He is a proven goal scorer and would no doubt hit the ground running in MLS. He scored 39 goals in 99 games for Watford, 36 in 55 for Changchun Yatai, and 10 in 19 for Shanghai Shenhua. He has managed to find the back of the net five times in a year-and-a-half at United but has mainly been used as a substitute.
Greg Vanney could do with some attacking reinforcements to his squad and landing Ighalo would be a real statement of intent. A switch to LA could also be something that takes his fancy in the future.
The Galaxy have underperformed over recent years but Ighalo may help them get back into the play-offs picture. He would also form a lethal partnership up front with Javier Hernandez in California.
They are in need of a new designated player and Ighalo fits the bill. They came 2nd in the Eastern Conference last year and his cutting edge would help them make that one step further in 2021. Toronto are no doubt able to attract big-name players to Canada and should prove this by completing a deal for Ighalo.