LONDON, May 5 – Ultra-generous Thai businessman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is determined to reward the 30-man Leicester City squad for their historic Barclays Premier League triumph with a car.
Sportsmail understands players would receive the same vehicle, a Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive.
The on-road price for the car is Sh4.8 million (£32,670), so it is a gesture that will cost Srivaddhanaprabha the best part of Sh146.3 (£1million).
The billionaire has already promised Claudio Ranieri’s squad an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas for their championship success.
All that is in addition to a Sh950.8 million (£6.5m) pot split between the squad under the terms of the club’s bonus agreement with the Premier League.
However, Srivaddhanaprabha believes his over-achievers should be further rewarded for their extraordinary season and is looking at ways of doing so.
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.
Srivaddhanaprabha can afford it, of course, given he is worth Sh292.5 billion (£2billion).
Nevertheless, it is the latest show of generosity from Leicester’s owner, who has been known to provide free beer for supporters at the King Power Stadium on match-days.