Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has secured another major endorsement as his global reputation since returning to the Premier League reached new heights.
Ighalo represents more than just a footballer to Nigerian fans but rather a source of inspiration and hope that dreams can be fulfilled irrespective of their current circumstances.
Having started his career with his local club Osogbo, the 31-year-old has gone on to represent one of the biggest clubs in world football, one he grew up supporting and rejecting FC Barcelona in the short space of 12 months.
Now linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, Ighalo has capitalised on his rise towards the spotlight in the latter stages of his career by securing a deal with Dettol.
Favour over Labour
Having already signed a deal to promote DSTV and GoTV as their brand ambassador in Nigeria, Ighalo has gone from being an out of favour striker with the Super Eagles supporters to a generational idol since his move to the Red Devils.
And with his goalscoring ability secured to the end of the January transfer window next season, his stock within the global spotlight is likely to attract further endorsements on top of his £300,000-per-week salary.
Did you know?
Ighalo rejected a £400,000-per-week contract to renew terms with Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua and took a pay-cut to join the Premier League giants.
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