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Ighalo Cleared For Man Utd Trip To Club Brugge

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Odion Ighalo has been told he will be able to travel for Manchester United’s Europa League clash against Club Brugge despite missing the club’s Marbella training camp amid coronavirus fears.

Ighalo was left in Manchester when the United squad left for Spain on Saturday amid concerns he would not be allowed back into the UK if border controls were tightened up this week to stem the spread of coronavirus.

United signed Nigeria striker Ighalo on loan for the rest of the season from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on transfer deadline day.

Because he travelled from China, where more than 800 people have died from coronavirus, Ighalo has to be monitored for 14 days.

However, the 30-year-old did not have to go into quarantine as he travelled from Shanghai rather than Wuhan, where the virus originated.

Ighalo’s monitoring period ends on February 16, meaning he will be available to make his debut in United’s Premier League clash away to Chelsea the following day.

And United have also confirmed that he will be able to travel to Belgium for the first leg of United’s Europa League last-32 clash against Club Bruges, according to the Mail.

However, it is not ideal that Ighalo has had to miss the Marbella training camp, as it would have been the ideal opportunity for him to integrate with his new team-mates and learn what United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would expect from him on the pitch.

The striker will instead follow an individual programme with personal performance coach Wayne Richardson, training alongside the Great Britain taekwondo squad in Manchester.

Explaining the decision to leave Ighalo out of the Marbella trip, Solskjaer said: “Because of the situation in China, we’re not sure if he’d be allowed back into England if he leaves the country again, so he’s staying here working with a personal coach, individual programme and his family then can settle in England as well. That’s a plus.

“Of course he might have liked to have come with the players and got to know them, but the risk [of potential border restrictions tightening], we don’t want to take that.”

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Man Utd And Jadon Sancho ‘Agree Terms On A 5-Year Contract Worth £340K Per Week’

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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.

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How Herbalist Tried To Lure Me Into Fetish Things — Osimhen

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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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BREAKING: Arsenal Beat Chelsea To Win FA Cup

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Arsenal are winners of the 2020 English FA Cup, after beating Chelsea 2-1 at the Wembley Stadium.

Christian Pulisic scored in 14 minutes with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice to give Arsenal their second FA Cup victory over the Blues in three years

Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic got sent off in the 73rd minute of the match

This win guarantees Arsenal’s place in next season’s Europa League.

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