Leicester City have been struggling to get into gear in pre-season following defeats by Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
But now the Foxes players have been given the perfect gifts to help get them back on track ahead of the new season – after the first-team squad were rewarded with £110,000 supercars.
A fleet of 19 protonic blue BMW I8s were seen outside the club’s King Power Stadium on Friday.
And the cars are understood to be gifts from chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha to the players following their stunning Premier League title victory back in May.
The Thai businessman improved on a promise he made in the days following the club’s title win, which did consist of buying standard road cars worth around £30,000 each to the playing staff.
But the arrival of the supercars, worth exactly £104,990 each, from the local BMW garage in Leicester will come as a massive boost to a team looking to get back into the fast lane ahead of Sunday’s Community Shield.
Claudio Ranieri’s side have been training ahead of the Wembley showdown with Manchester United – where they look to add another piece of silverware to their trophy cabinet.
When asked at his pre-match press conference whether he would get a car, Ranieri smiled: ‘Some gifts are only for them? Not for me? I want to speak with my owner.
‘I am thinking about the match, not about the cars.’
Leicester will be hoping to win the Community Shield for the first time since 1971 when they take on the FA Cup winners in the season’s traditional curtain raiser.