Manchester United great Antonio Valencia has shown his class in sending a message of support to new signing Odion Ighalo.
The powerful Nigerian joined dramatically on deadline day on a loan deal that will see him stay at Old Trafford until the summer.
Ighalo was recently revealed by United and his shirt number was 25- Valencia’s old number and that prompted the latter to send a message to the former.
The former Watford man is expected to provide cover to an injury-hit, and thin squad, particularly after Marcus Rashford‘s injury.
It’s believed there’s a clause in Ighalo’s loan spell that will allow the Red Devils to sign him permanently if he does well.
I always saw the number 25 as an opportunity to work beyond my dreams. It has been my inspiration and became my amulet. I wish you all the success now with this shirt brother! pic.twitter.com/B8f7iE32QN
— Antonio Valencia (@anto_v25) February 5, 2020
If Ighalo enjoys even just a smidge of Valencia’s success then his loan spell will be deemed as a positive and necessary one.
Although not expected to, if the prolific striker nets anywhere close to double figures he would be greatly helping a squad lacking in goals.
Ighalo is expected to fit and ready for action once the English winter break is over later this month.