Manchester United have left Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo out of its training camp arrangements in Spain over possibilities of strict regulations on Coronavirus.
Ighalo secured a move to United from Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua on Deadline day of the winter transfer window.
While he’s yet to meet his new teammates as the Red Devils are also taking a winter break, he may take longer to meet them after being left behind on the strict Coronavirus precautions that may not allow Spanish authorities grant him entry.
“Due to the current situation in China, it has been decided that new signing Odion Ighalo will not travel to Spain as it is not guaranteed that he’d clear UK immigration on return should border restrictions tighten on travellers who’ve been in China within the past 14 days,” United said in a statement.
“Odion will stay in Manchester on a personal training and fitness programme so that he will be ready to join in team training sessions when the squad return from the trip.
“This is simply a precautionary measure as the situation continues to be monitored.”
“Of course he might have liked to have come with the players and got to know them, but the risk (of border restrictions tightening), we don’t want to take that,” said United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.