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Leicester City chairman buys players BMW i8s

August 8, 2016 | By | In News
Leicester City chairman buys players BMW i8s

Leicester City’s chairman has rewarded all of his squad with a BMW i8 following their historic English Premier League win earlier this year.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is reportedly worth more than £2 billion, so the 19 i8s he purchased – at a cost of £1.5 million – is unlikely to have made much of a dent in his bank account.

According to sources, four of the winning squad did not receive a prize of the high-powered petrol-electric car. Three of these were substitutes who saw minimal pitch time, while the fourth was French central midfielder N’Golo Kant?.

Two months after Leicester’s win in May, Kant? signed a five-year contract with Chelsea in a £32m transfer from the title winners.

This was a near-500 per cent profit on the £5.6m City paid Caen for the 25-year-old just over a year ago.

The football team announced the players’ congratulatory prizes on its official Twitter account on Friday.

Two photographs of the i8s – painted in a shade similar to the team’s blue kit – were shared along with the caption: “19 BMW i8 ready for the players following last season's triumph. What a chairman.

“U n b e l i e v a b l e.”

After fans speculated on whether Kant? would be amongst the players receiving a car, the club confirmed that this would not be the case, tweeting a photo of the player with the caption: “Kant? will not be receiving an i8.”

Jack Evans

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After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

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