Former Super Eagle striker, Daniel Amokachi has called on Odion Ighalo who is currently on a loan at the Manchester United Club to accept the E400,000 weekly (about N190million) salary his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua is offering him to return to the Chinese Superleague.
Amohachi opined that Ighalo needs to understand as an African footballer; getting such an attractive deal would help boost his profile as one of the best and expensive strikers in the world of football.
While commending Ighalo for taking a bold step to accept pay cut while continuing to play with the Manchester united as noble decision, he said the striker has defied all odd to play for his dream club despite the distraction.
Amokachi added that for Ighalo to turn down such mouth-watering offer indicates that he still has much to offer in the world of football.
In his statement, Amokachi said, “Ighalo should go back to China and accept the offer Shanghai Shenhua is offering him.
“During my days in football despite having the passion for the game, I still aspired to earn attractive wages as an African footballer coming from the streets of Nigeria to play football in Europe.
“Also other top players across the world till this moment change clubs because of wage issues.
Some are even lured to remain in their present clubs by increasing their wages.
“Football is big business.
Ighalo should accept the offer and go back to China,” he said.
The giant Manchester United signed Ighalo on loan from his club side Shanghai Shenhua since January 2020 transfer deadline.
According to a report, the Red Devils are planning to sign the Nigerian born striker on a permanent deal this summer for E15 million pounds when his loan deal expires on May 31, 2020.