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Ighalo Pockets N26.3m Bonus After Taking Pay-cut To Join Man United

Ighalo Pockets N26.3m Bonus After Taking Pay-cut To Join Man United

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo is now £62,000 richer in bonuses after playing just eight games across all competitions for the Red Devils.

Ighalo is being rewarded for his fine start at United after taking a 40 per cent pay cut on his mega £300,000-a-week contract with Shanghai Shenhua to move to Old Trafford in January.

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The former Watford striker was so desperate to join United, the team he supported as a boy in Nigeria, that he was willing to see his salary reduced.

Ighalo is however, making up the deficit after a number of lucrative bonuses were included in his deal with the Old Trafford side.

According to The Sun, Ighalo pockets £8,000 for every goal he scores and £9,000 for each Premier League win United pick up when he’s part of the matchday squad.

He has already scored four times since arriving in January – twice in the FA Cup and twice in the Europa League – to earn himself £32,000.

And after appearing off the bench in three top-flight victories and a draw against Everton worth £3,000, Ighalo has added another £30,000 to bring his total bonus haul so far to £62,000 (N26.3million).

While there is no bonus for a defeat, the 30-year-old is reportedly in line for a sizeable payment if he helps United finish in a Champions League position.

With football activities currently suspended due to Coronavirus crisis, the Nigerian stand to earn more bonuses whenever games resume.

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