It’s still not clear what will happen with loan agreements if leagues do start up again, but it’s starting to look like it’s not going to be a straight forward solution.
There’s not going to be a uniform approach to play restarting or schedules with the leagues, so some countries may just move on to next season while others are still trying to complete this one.
That could play havoc with the loan system, so this could cause a lot of problems further down the line.
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It appears that Man United would like to keep Odion Ighalo for a bit longer, but it’s not clear how simple that will be:
#MUFC would like to extend Odion Ighalo’s stay at Old Trafford. The striker’s loan deal expires at the end of May but an extension for the rest of the season (assuming it restarts) depends on the situation at Shanghai Shenhua. He certainly made a decent impact in a short period
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) May 5, 2020
It’s hard to assess the impact he’s had at Old Trafford, because he only got a few games to show what he can do. He scored some nice goals in the Europa League, but it could be a case that expectations were so low that he’s been a pleasant surprise.
He could be a useful player to have around for the next couple of seasons, but the fans will surely be looking for a bigger signing going into next season.