Former Manchester United player Phil Jones has racked up millions in image rights in recent years despite barely playing.
The defender was released by the Red Devils after his contract expired at the end of June.
Jones, 31, spent 12 years at Old Trafford and became very wealthy in the process, receiving money from his image rights in addition to his salary.
The former England international has made £4.3million from his image rights Daily mail.
That’s a big sum for a player who has only played 13 times for United in the last four years.
Jones was presented with a framed keepsake by United boss Darren Fletcher in recognition of his services to the club.
The centre-back also penned a suicide note to fans, expressing his disappointment at his injury woes.
He wrote: ‘It’s been very difficult these last few years. There’s no denying that. There is no hiding from it.”
“My family has been instrumental in keeping me on track and staying focused so I try to get fit and play more.”
“And you know, I missed playing football. I missed it. You grow up with football and just want to play football.”
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“All I learned from a young age is to do what you love to do for a living. I was lucky enough to do that, although not as much as I would have liked.”
He shed some light on his behind-the-scenes work, revealing, “I’ve been working tirelessly hard.”
“I literally left no stone unturned. I’ve always tried to come back as quickly as possible over the past few years.”