Aston Villa reportedly turned down striker Tottenham Hotspur allegedly made late move for

Odion Ighalo #9 of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua reacts during 2019 Chinese Football Association (CFA) Cup final match between Shanghai Greenland Shenhua and Shandong Luneng Taishan at...

Both Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa were linked with Odion Ighalo, but he has joined Manchester United instead.

Odion Ighalo and Stephan El Shaarawy of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua celebrate with the trophy during the award ceremony after the 2019 CFA Cup Final - Shanghai Greenland Shenhua v Shandong...

According to Sky Sports (Transfer Live blog, 11:05pm, Friday, January 31, 2020), Aston Villa turned down the chance to sign Odion Ighalo before the striker joined Manchester United.

As announced on United's official Twitter page, the Red Devils have agreed a deal with Shanghai Shenhua to sign striker Ighalo on a six-month loan.

 

The report has stated that Tottenham Hotspur also made a late attempt to bring the 30-year-old to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Sky Sports (Transfer Live blog, 11:05pm, Friday, January 31, 2020) have claimed that Villa turned down the chance to sign the former Watford striker on Thursday night.

Nigeria's forward Odion Ighalo dribbles past Tunisia's Nassim Hnid during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations third place football match between Tunisia and Nigeria at the Al-Salam Stadium in...

Good signing for Manchester United?

Ighalo knows English football inside out, having played for Watford, and the striker is a good short-term signing for United.

With Marcus Rashford injured at the moment, United need a striker who knows the Premier League and can hit the ground running, as they aim to clinch a Champions League place.

The Red Devils are fifth in the league table at the moment with 34 points from 24 matches, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Odion Jude Ighalo of Nigeria     during the 2019 African Cup of Nations match between Tunisia and Nigeria at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on July 17, 2019.

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