Odion Ighalo has become a rather forgotten figure at Manchester United this season.
The Nigeria international has accumulated just nine minutes of Premier League football this season as he has found himself pushed further down the pecking order following the free acquisition of Edison Cavani this summer.
Indeed, whilst the addition of both men caused eyebrows to be raised, Ighalo proved to be useful when he joined up with the Red Devils in 2020 on loan from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.
He had a big enough of an impact to have his stay at Old Trafford extended, however it looks as though his time at the football club that he supported as a boy will be coming to an end under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s management.
The MLS is thought to be a potential destination for Igahlo to explore and he has admitted just as much in recent weeks, however it is believed he could have a number of options all across the world – including other Premier League clubs. Many will have been heading to sites like apuestas24.mx to bet on where the Nigeria international’s next landing spot is
His representatives have recently revealed that there have been formal enquiries, although no clubs have been named as of yet.
One of Ighalo’s representatives has told BBC Sport: “I can confirm that some Premier League clubs, two teams outside of England and some clubs in the Middle East have made formal enquiries.
“Of course, he said [in an interview] that the MLS could be interesting, but that is just an option outside of the strong interest received so far.
“For now, he’s still a Man United player on loan from China where he still has a contract. He could stay in England where his family is based or try something new because he has many options to mull over.”
During his time with the Red Devils, the experienced forward has managed to net five goals in the 23 matches he has played in, but as mentioned, he has fallen far down the pecking order.
Despite this setback, Igahlo still believes he can provide teams with plenty on a competitive stage, but with a contract at Shanghai Shenhua still having some time left on it, a transfer will need to be negotiated.
“Any potential move after Manchester United definitely involves Shanghai Shenhua,” his representative added.
“There’s a slight sense of disappointment about the current season, but Ighalo remains grateful for the opportunity to have played for one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“He wanted to end his time at United on a high by playing more for his boyhood club but he is grateful to the manager and proud of himself.”