Ex-Super Eagles striker set to replace Man United star Ighalo at Shanghai Shenhua

Obafemi Martins is said to be on the verge of a sensational return to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua to replace compatriot Odion Ighalo who is on loan at Manchester United, Complete Sport reports.

Martins had a stint with Shanghai enhua having played three seasons between 2016 and 2018 where he scored a total of 22 goals in 58 appearances.

Several reports from China have stated that the 35-year-old may likely return to the club should his countryman Ighalo sign a permanent deal with Manchester United this summer.

Ighalo has been impressive since moving to Manchester United scoring four goals in his three starts for the club. He has also made five appearances off the bench and performed well to the surprise of his critics who initially doubted his move to Old Trafford.

According to Titan Sports, Martins arrived China on Tuesday, March 24, and now on the verge of a return to his former club as they prepare for a new season.

The Chinese Super League season for the year 2020 was suspended indefinitely due to the ravaging coronavirus, but authorities are now relaxing the lock down.