Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has said he would not hesitate to move to America if a transfer offer comes from an MLS club.
Nigerian has remained on the outskirts of the Red Devils squad this season after extending his loan spell.
He arrived from Shanghai Shenhua last January, signing a new agreement in May until the end of this month.
But while he made 19 appearances last season, Ighalo has only played four times this campaign. In addition, the arrival in October of another striker Edinson Cavani affected his chances.
However, ahead of his imminent return to his parent club in China, he said he was looking for a challenge in another continent.
“I watched MLS and the league is doing well and I would love to play in MLS,” Ighalo said. ESPN.
“I have to wait for the offers and if the opportunity presents itself I will take it because the league is doing well and it’s a good life and I would love it.
“A lot of players go there. Even Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain is there, as well as Giovanni dos Santos. Why not? I would like to go if an opportunity arises.
“To be an experienced player, to go there, to do well. It’s an opportunity if it comes to me. David Beckham club [Inter Miami] grows, so if an opportunity presents itself, why not? “
Ighalo first arrived at Old Trafford as a stop for Marcus Rashford. The England international suffered a double stress fracture to his back last January, forcing United in the transfer market.
But despite the first coronavirus lockdown limiting his chances – while still allowing Rashford to recover – the 31-year-old had enough positive impact to warrant an extension in May.
Ighalo satisfied after loan from Man Utd
The Nigeria international may have been missing since then, but he also said ESPN how he achieved his lifelong goal in sport.
“It was a good one and a difficult one, before coming to United I never thought I would play,” he said.
“I’m a Reds fan. If you ask anyone where I grew up we are fighting because of Manchester United. We argue and we argue. So when my team was not doing well they would start insulting and arguing with me and I cried.
“I can tell you that I am the happiest man in the world to make my dream come true, I made my dream come true.
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