Odion Ighalo has made an inspired start to life at his boyhood club Manchester United.
The Nigerian striker was the shock January transfer addition as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately sought a striker to bolster his attacking options.
But a return of four goals in just three starts has quickly turned him into a cult hero at Old Trafford.
There are calls for the club to make the loan deal for the former Watford man permanent come the transfer window, and we wouldn’t be opposed to a man who clearly loves the club playing a supporting role in the squad.
And according to the Sun, Ighalo is profiting handsomely from his prolific start to his United career.
Their report claims that the striker has had a number of incentives added into his contract at the club, including an £8,000 bonus every time he finds the net.
As a result, Ighalo has bagged £32,000 in goal bonuses alone already, for strikes against Club Brugge, Derby County and LASK.
It is believed he took a 40% pay cut to make the move to his dream club possible, but will be paid a further significant bonus if he helps the Reds qualify for the Champions League this season.
In truth, looking as an outsider, it’s staggering the bonuses the club is willing to pay players for essentially doing their job effectively.
But such is the nature of the game, Ighalo could continue to profit when the season restarts and he can kick on from where he left off.
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