Champions League

Foxes set for Champions League bonuses

2016-11-24 20:22
Claudio Ranieri (Getty Images)

Leicester - Leicester City's players are due to receive a £100 000 bonus each for reaching the Last 16 of the Champions League after they secured top spot in Group G.

The Foxes beat Club Brugge 2-1 in Tuesday's clash at the King Power Stadium to make sure they would finish the group stage in pole position despite there still being a game to play.

The terms were agreed with the squad before the start of the club's maiden Champions League campaign.

Leicester's players will reportedly share £3 million, which divided between the 24 Champions League squad members equates to just over £100 000.

In addition, the further the Foxes progress, the larger the prize fund becomes.

The bonus incentive scheme is standard practice among many Champions League sides, but is new to Leicester given this is their first time in the competition.

Meanwhile, manager Claudio Ranieri is determined to use the success in Europe to boost the club's faltering Premier League campaign.

He told reporters: "Our job is done. I don't know which team we play, it will be a fantastic team. Now our mind must go on the Premier League because I want to push my players to think about the Premier League."

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