Odion Ighalo Earns Huge Bonuses At Manchester United Despite 40% Salary Cut

Odion Ighalo may have taken a giant pay cut to facilitate his January move to Manchester United, but that hasn’t stopped the Nigerian striker from raking in megabucks at Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old has become a fan favourite since joining his boyhood club and has scored four goals in eight appearances.

Ighalo’s impact at Old Trafford is such that manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is looking to sign him permanently.

Ighalo was so desperate to join the Red Devils that he agreed to a hefty 40% cut on his £300,000 weekly wages at Shanghai Shenhua.

To make up for the shortfall, the Old Trafford club included a number of mouthwatering incentives in Ighalo’s contract that has netted him a hefty £62,000 (about N26,764,393) in his eight appearances for the Red Devils.

According to The Sun, the former Watford star reportedly gets £8,000 per goal, £9,000 for every Premier League win with him in the squad and £3,000 for a draw.

This excludes his weekly £180,000-per-week take home.

With four goals already scored, Ighalo has bagged a £32,000 goal bonus.

The ex-Watford forward also has helped the Red Devils to three victories and a draw in the Premier League which tots up to £30,000.

Ighalo will also get a hefty cash bonus for helping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side into the Champions League.

United are currently fifth in the table, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who occupy the final UCL spot.

Ighalo might have a bit more to wait to add to his kitty after the Premier League extended the suspension of the league to 30 April because of the coronavirus pandemic.

United were last in action in the league when they beat bitter city rivals Manchester City 2-0 on 8 March.