Gary Neville advises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against £20m Odion Ighalo transfer
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has advised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not to sign Odion Ighalo this summer as he isn’t sure the Nigerian is worth £20million. Ighalo has so far scored four goals in eight appearances silenced doubters with an inspirational performances since making a shock January move from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
With European economy hit by the global coronavirus pandemic and the lack of funds available, Gary Neville is unsure United can afford to spend £20m on the forward and will rather advice Solskjaer to drop his interest in the former Nigerian striker.
Garry Neville who was answering a question on Ighalo’s future said
issues but United’s vice-chairman Ed Woodward insist that the club are not immune from the financial impact of the virus and might be looking at bringing in one or two names with Jadon Sancho as well as Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish on the radar.
“Nobody should be under any illusions about the scale of challenge facing everyone in football and it may not be ‘business as usual’ for any clubs, including ourselves, in the transfer market this summer,’ Woodward said. ‘As ever our priority is the success of team, but we need visibility of the impact across the whole industry, including timings of the transfer window, and the wider financial picture, before we can talk about a return to normality.”