Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is probably the best chairman in the world.
Last month, he offered every Leicester fan a free beer and doughnut to celebrate his birthday during the match against Southampton.
That was a thank you to the fans for their incredible support this season but rewarding the players for winning the Premier League is a far tougher task.
SIGN UP NOW
Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay4
But, according to the Daily Mail, Srivaddhanaprabha has voluntarily forked out more than £1 million in giving each of the 30-man squad a brand new car. All of the players will be rewarded with a Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive, worth £32,670 as a good-will gesture.
To be honest, many players won’t necessarily appreciate the present from their chairman. The best-paid players will already have flash cars - such as Jamie Vardy who spent £168,000 on a Bentley Continental just a few months ago and is unlikely to want to trade it in for a Mercedes B-Class.
There’s no denying it’s a fantastic gift but considering Srivaddhanaprabha is worth £2 billion, he can probably afford to give away a couple of dozen Mercedes.
Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha will be hoping his generous presents are enough to convince the star players to remain at the club beyond this season.
Key players to leave?
The agent of Riyad Mahrez has also admitted, per The Guardian, that “it’s 50/50 at the moment whether he stays or goes.” Meanwhile, it has been reported that N’Golo Kante has a £19.6 million release clause which plenty of clubs will no doubt be interested in activating this summer.
But Claudio Ranieri has urged his heroes to remain at the King Power for next season, even if it's just for one more year.
"I suggest to all my players stay one year more. Don't go. If you go another team, you might not get on the pitch," he said, per the Mirror.
But there’s another thing that the players will receive, something that will probably be more appealing to them. The same report claims the chairman has promised them an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas for winning the league. Vardy and his teammates will be having another party by the sounds of it.
With the likelihood of winning the Premier League so remote, none of the players had individual title bonus in their contracts. However, the entire squad will equally share £6.5 million between them under the club’s bonus agreement with the Premier League.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms