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Leicester players get luxurious car gifts

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Leicester City’s players have been given brand new luxury sports cars by the club in recognition of their extraordinary Premier League title triumph last season.

Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and their team-mates led the club to an astonishing 5,000-1 title win and Thai owners King Power have rewarded them each with a brand new BMW i8.

The club has taken delivery of 19 of the cars, worth 104,500 pounds ($136,350, 123,270 euros) as part of their bonus agreement with the players.

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Asked if he would be receiving a car, manager Claudio Ranieri told a press conference on Friday: “Some gifts are only for them? Not for me? I want to speak with my owner!”

Ranieri, who is preparing his side to face FA Cup winners Manchester United in the season-opening Community Shield on Sunday, added: “I’m thinking about the match, not about the cars.”

Leicester open their Premier League title defence away to Hull City on August 13.


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