The three Ghanaian Leicester City players are set to receive a powerful brand new Mercesdes Benz as the Thai businessman and philanthropist, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is determined to reward each of the 30-man Foxes squad for their historic Barclays Premier League triumph with the car worth £32,670.
Jeff Schlupp, Daniel Amartey and Joe Dodoo are the three Ghanaian Leicester City players who would togather with team mates from other countries receive the same vehicle – a Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive. The on-road price for the car is £32,670, so it is a gesture that will cost Srivaddhanaprabha almost a million pounds.
The billionaire has already promised Claudio Ranieri’s squad an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas for their championship success.
All these do not include the £6.5m pot split between the squad under the terms of the club’s bonus agreement with the Premier League.
However, Srivaddhanaprabha believes his extraordinary achievers should be further rewarded for their extraordinary victory which has been described by so many as a “fairy tale”.
Leicester’s remarkable campaign has seen the club’s global profile sky-rocket and secured millions of pounds worth of extra revenue.
That will continue next season when they make their debut in the lucrative Champions League, and the tycoon feels it is only right the players receive their share of the pie.
About the Thai Business King
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is a Thailand businessman and CEO of King Power Duty Free, an operator of duty-free shops. He is the current olwner and chairman of the Leicester City FC. Vichai purchased English football club Leicester City in August 2010 following a three-year shirt sponsorship deal. It was on 10 February 2011 that he was named chairman of Leicester City while continuing as owner. His son, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, is vice-chairman.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is known for his philantropic gesture of providing free beer for Leicester supporters at the King Power Stadium on match-days. He is ranked by Forbes as the fourth richest man in Thailand with an estimated net worth of £1.9 billion.