Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has been paid £267 850 (R5.5 million) in wages since being suspended by the club on rape allegations.
And according to The Sun website, last year he also earned around £500 000 (R10.3 million) in sponsorship and image rights deals.
Greenwood was suspended on 30 January this year after a 19-year-old woman – reportedly his girlfriend Harriet Robson – made serious allegations of sex crimes and assault.
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Mason Greenwood spent three nights in police cells during questioning before officers at the Greater Manchester force released him on bail as they gather more evidence.
Inquiries into the Mason Greenwood case still ongoing
But despite his suspension, he’s been picking up his £75 000-a-week (R1.5 million) wages from the Old Trafford giants.
A spokesperson for the force on Thursday said inquiries were continuing.
Top players earn extra cash from their clubs from the sale of merchandise like shirts that bear their “name, nickname, slogan and signatures, image, likeness, voice, logos, get-ups, initials, team or squad number”.
Greenwood made his debut for the Red Devils in March 2019 when he was 17-years-old and quickly established himself as a key player in the squad.
In his first full season he netted 17 goals, which earned him a call-up to the England national squad.
He made his international debut against Iceland in September 2020, but was sent home two days later after breaking Covid-19 public health guidelines with team-mate Phil Foden.
Greenwood has scored 35 times in 129 matches for Manchester United, but has had to settle for a bit-part role this season after falling down order due to the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.