Friday 30 September 2016

Leicester City owner to buy entire title winning squad €40k Mercedes

Published 05/05/2016 | 09:00

Leicester City players celebrate their Premier League title victory (Getty Images)
Leicester City players celebrate their Premier League title victory (Getty Images)

Leicester City’s billionaire owner is said to be buying each of the club’s 30-man squad a luxury Mercedes following their fairy tale Premier League title win.

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According to the Daily Mail online, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who is reported to be Thailand’s fourth richest man, plans to award the historic Foxes with a Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive, which retails at just over €40k.

Furthermore, the Duty-Free tycoon has also promised Jamie Vardy and co an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for their unlikely triumph.

Rivaddhanaprabha bought the club in 2010 for the relatively small fee of €49.3m, but in light of Leicester’s recent success, the midlands outfit is said to be worth close to 11 times that figure now.

So, to be fair, perhaps a Merc and some poker chips is the least he can do for Ranieri’s rabble.

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