OGC Nice striker Mario Balotelli had a clause in his contract at former club Liverpool that saw him earn £1m in yearly bonus payments if he avoided 3 or more controversial moments on the pitch per season, it has emerged in a report in The Sunday Times as part of the Football Leaks series.
The Sunday Times cites Mario Balotelli’s alleged Liverpool contract:
“If during each season of the term of this contract the player is not dismissed from the field of play on three or more occasions for violent conduct, spitting at an opponent or any other person, for using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures and/or for dissent by word or action . . . then on the 30th June at the end of each season he shall receive a bonus payment of £1m.”
According to the report, Mario Balotelli was earning £85k a week with Liverpool and had a £50k goal bonus for every successful effort after reaching an initial goal tally of 5, the latter of which he never achieved.
Mario Balotelli is currently injured for Les Aiglons and will not feature tonight against Toulouse.