Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, have explained Odion Ighalo was allowed to extend his loan spell at old Trafford due to uncertainty surrounding the
resumption date of the Chinese Super League the quota for foreign players.
The initial agreement was for Ighalo to return at the end of may the Chinese club were mindful of the fact that foreigners with work visas could be refused entry into China because of the global pandemic.
“One is the question of the opening time of the Chinese Super League. It has not been determined yet. In
addition, the issue of foreign quota may be a double foreign quota for some time in the future,” ShanghaiS executives told Reporters .
“Ighalo will not be able to return to China temporarily. If the loan is unsuccessful, it is a waste of resources.
Renewing the loan for half a year is equivalent to revitalizing the resources.
“If Ighalo is in good condition and can be recovered after six months, he can also be sold to Manchester United. Now.”
Ighalo will have eleven months to run on his contract with Shanghai Shenhua at the end of his loan spell at Manchester United.