Leicester players ‘won’t get a bonus’ should they win the Premier League

first_imgLeicester City’s players won’t see a single extra penny should they pull off an incredible Premier League title triumph.Leicester are five points clear at the top after a quite superb season in which they have gone toe-to-toe with the best clubs in the country – not least in their 3-1 win over Manchester City at the weekend.And the omens look good for them: for the last 11 seasons in a row, the team that was top of the league at the start of February has gone on to claim the title.Furthermore, there is precedent for a team of supposed minnows to claim one of Europe’s big four leagues: it’s not so long since Montpellier did it in Ligue 1, as Ben Lyttleton wrote for Eurosport a couple of weeks ago.But should Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and co pull off this stunning coup, the Daily Mail reports that they won’t see a single extra penny in bonus payments.”Terms drawn up last summer make clear the emphasis on survival, with a £6.5 million pot shared among the squad for ending the campaign in 12th or above,” the paper claims. “There were no provisions made for finishing any higher, let alone in the Champions League places or top of the pile.”The story adds that the players were to split £3.5m should they have finished 17th, £4.5m for 16th and 15th, £5.5m for 14th and 13th, and £6.5m for 12th or higher – and even the most ambitious of those targets already looks certain.”Leicester’s squad now know that the bumper cash prize will surely be banked come the end of the season, so the glory of trying to become champions is the only immediate motivation.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img