Manchester United have dropped new on-loan striker Odion Jude Ighalo from their training camp in Marbella Spain.
The BBC reported that Ighalo was dropped because of fears the coronavirus outbreak could lead to his being refused entry back into the UK.
Nigerian Ighalo, 30, flew to Manchester from China last weekend after signing on loan from Shanghai Shenhua.
“He might have liked to have come with the players and got to know them,” manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told MUTV.
“But the risk [of border restrictions tightening] we don’t want to take.”
United are not due to return until late on Friday before their Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday, 17 February (20:00 GMT kick-off).
Meanwhile, Daily Mail reported that Ighalo has been undergoing double training sessions alongside Team GB’s Olympic Taekwondo team in a bid to get match fit.
The 30-year-old has been working under the watchful eye of performance coach Wayne Richardson, who used to work with Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
US Billionaire, Dan Friedkin Signs Deal To Buy AS Roma In A Deal Worth £532m
American billionaire, Dan Friedkin has signed a deal to purchase Serie A club AS Roma, the club announced on Thursday, August 6.
The Italian football club said formal contracts with the Friedkin Group were signed on Wednesday for a transaction valued at €591million (£532million). The transaction will be completed before the end of the month.
“I am pleased to confirm we have reached an agreement with the Friedkin Group for the sale of AS Roma,” the club’s president James Pallotta said in a statement.
“We have signed the contracts tonight and, over the coming days, will now work together to complete the formal and legal process that will result in the club changing hands. Over the last month, Dan and Ryan Friedkin have demonstrated their total commitment to finalizing this deal and taking the club forward in a positive way. I am sure they will be great future owners for AS Roma.”
Dan Friedkin added: “All of us at the Friedkin Group are so happy to have taken the steps to become a part of this iconic city and club. We look forward to closing the purchase as soon as possible and immersing ourselves in the AS Roma family.”
Friedkin is the CEO of The Friedkin Group and its subsidiary, Gulf States Toyota Distributors, which was founded by his father, Thomas Hoyt Friedkin. The 54-year-old is worth $4.1 billion.
Man Utd And Jadon Sancho ‘Agree Terms On A 5-Year Contract Worth £340K Per Week’
Manchester United have reportedly agreed terms on a five-year deal worth £340,000-a-week with Jadon Sancho.
The England international and Borussia Dortmund forward is on the verge of joining United with the two clubs in advanced talks over a deal worth £108million.
According to BILD, Sancho has now put pen to paper on personal terms and all that needs to be determined before the deal can go through is the structure of the transfer.
Other reports claimed United would pay £63m upfront and then £27m and £18m over the next two summers.
Negotiations are still ongoing but are expected to be finished within the next week, with Dortmund set to make a staggering profit having signed the winger for just £8m from United’s arch-rivals Manchester City in 2017.
A fee of £108m for the 20-year-old would see him become the most expensive player bought by an English club, topping the £89m Manchester United paid to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016.
The deal would also see Sancho become the club’s second-highest paid player behind David de Gea and the third top earner in the Premier League.
Sancho registered 17 goals and 17 assists across 32 Bundesliga games last season.
How Herbalist Tried To Lure Me Into Fetish Things — Osimhen
Africa’s most expensive footballer, Victor Osimhen has revealed that an undisclosed herbalist tempted him to get fortified in order to attain rapid feat.
Osimhen, who recently emerged African most expensive player following his €70m mega transfer from French side, Lille to Italian giant, Napoli, stated this while addressing young footballers in his neighborhood in Lagos.
The 21-year-old in a 30 seconds video uploaded on the Super Eagles official Instagram status advised lads to distance themselves from fetish action in their quest to stardom.
In his words: “A woman in my area was sent to lure me into fetish thing. I rejected and distance myself. To God be the glory, the woman is still there. (Back to sender) she is still where she is,” he said.
“As for money, if you are involved in legit way, it will come. I swear it will come. You don’t need to fortify or go for fetish things. You don’t need to visit “Babalawo” (herbalist) to get your boot fortified in order to be skilful. My brother, if you are good, you are good.
“You don’t need to rob anything on your boot. Better still use the Bible. Not “Juju” (voodoo).” he preached.
Osimhen will be aiming to justify his price in next season’s Italian Serie A league. The Naples No.9 jersey believes with God, he is capable of robbing shoulders with world-famous Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ciro Immobile, and host of others in the race for next season Italian league highest goal scorer award.
Before his transfer, he was voted African best player in the French league.
He netted 18 goals for Lille in competition and was ranked 4th on league goal scorer chat before the French season ended prematurely owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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