Nike Offers Rooney £500k Bonus

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Nike offers Rooney £500k bonus
…If he tops goal scorer's chart at World Cup
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Manchester United's striker, Wayne Rooney, will earn 500,000 pounds if he becomes the top goal scorer at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The lucrative incentive for the England's striker has been written into his boot contract with Nike and Rooney is currently the bookmakers fourth favourite to be the top goal scorer at the World Cup.

Rooney is likely to face competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres, David Villa and Gonzalo Higuain to be top goal scorer in South Africa.

Germany's striker, Miroslav Klose, won the World Cup 2006 Golden Boot with five goals.

Wayne Rooney has scored 26 goals in 31 appearances for Manchester United this season, but missed the match with Wolves on Sunday due to injury, he is now an injury doubt for the Champions League match with AC Milan on Wednesday.