Former Nigeria international Abdul Sule has said that he can see Manchester United loan striker Odion Ighalo moving to Chelsea during the summer window once his loan deal at Old Trafford expires.
Ighalo is on a season-long loan with the Red Devils having signed on deadline day in January.
The boyhood Manchester United fan has scored four goals in three starts in a red shirt since arriving from the Chinese Super League.
Sule has made a prediction about his fellow countryman’s future once the season is over and offered some friendly advice to the striker.
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“I see Odion Ighalo earning a big-money move from top European teams when his loan expires at Manchester United,” he told Goal .
“I don’t think Man United are keen on retaining him because they seem not to value him enough to put hand him a regular place. He also may not be wanted again when Marcus Rashford is fit.
“I will not advise him to return to China now despite the attractive offer but would urge him to stay in Europe. I won’t be surprised if Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid or Barcelona come for him.
“He has proven that he’s got a lot to offer at the highest level within his short stay at Man United and he can attract big brands and earn more money, playing in any of the top teams in England.
“He can always still return to China later in his career but right now, I think he has what it takes to shine in Europe.”
Ighalo scored 40 goals in 100 appearances for Watford before moving to China in January 2017