Four Leicester title winners snubbed after BMW supercar giveaway

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When Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha took a controlling stake of Leicester City in 2010, he may have had ambitions to get them back to the Premier League but not in his wildest dreams could he have predicted their amazing rise.

The Foxes defied 5,000/1 odds to win the Premier League title, completing one of the greatest underdog stories in modern sporting history, let alone within football. It was an achievement that sent the players into international recognition and vastly increased the value of the club.

Srivaddhanaprabha, who owns Thai company King Power, is already worth and estimated $3.3billion so he will hardly be concerned with his share price but he certainly wants to let the players know just how appreciative he is.

And the best way to do that is to, obviously, give every player who played a Premier League game last season a £105,000 BMW i8 supercar. The Sun posted pictures from an unknown source earlier on Friday appearing to show 19 blue cars parked outside Leicester's King Power Stadium.

But Claudio Ranieri used 23 players en route to winning England's elite division, so what gives? Well, The Sun believe four players were left off of the gift list. Those players are listed below.

N'Golo Kante

Nominated for the PFA Player of the Year, playing 37 of Leicester's 38 Premier League games, surely no one player was more important to their title challenge than N'Golo Kante.

The French midfielder was a rock in Leicester's midfield, protecting Wes Morgan and Robert Huth expertly. He earned his £30m move to Chelsea and the subsequent pay-rise that came with it. But Leicester appear to be a bit annoyed he left and didn't give him a car.

Joe Dodoo

Joe Dodoo is a name few outside of Leicester's inner circle would remember, but the 21-year-old forward played a whole 19 minutes in the Premier League last season. That was against Bournemouth in August, a match that finished 1-1.

Earlier this summer, he signed for Scottish outfit Rangers for £250,000.

Andrej Kramaric

Before this summer, Andrej Kramaric remained the most expensive player in Leicester's history. That is an amazing thing to consider when you remember they enjoyed the talents of Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, all of whom joined for a combined £8m.

Like Dodoo, Kramaric fell well behind Vardy in the one-striker system in Leicester and made just two substitute appearances before leaving for Hoffenheim on loan. He impressed the Bundesliga club enough to seal a permanent deal.

Yohan Benalouane

Yohan Benalouane never stood a chance. Morgan and Huth formed a formidable partnership in Leicester's defence with neither suffering so much as a niggle throughout the campaign. The Tunisian defender played just four games, leaving him just one short of being eligible for a winner's medal. Ouch.

The €8m signing from Atalanta remains on the books at Leicester but is likely to leave this summer. 

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