Glamour is an attractive or exciting quality that is appealing or enchanting and causes people to come around a particular item. And in recent times, due to the reign of money in the game of football, footballers and flashy lifestyle have become bedfellows synonymously becoming the definition of glamour.
Their houses and private jets put aside, the driving of Lamborghini Aventador by Ronaldo, Nasri, Aguero and Ozil, the possessing of Mercedes G63 by Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, Virgil Van Dijk’s Melwood, Messi’s Ferrari F430 and Audi Q7, Neymar’s Maserati MC12 and Ferrari 458 Italia are all vivid description of glamour in the lives of these footballers. But from the popular proverb, “different strokes for different folks’’, Ngolo Kante dared to be different, choosing a lifestyle which insinuates his eyes are closed to glamour.
Ngolo Kante is a diminutive French footballer, who currently plays for Chelsea Football Club in the English Premiership. He is often credited with the attributes of speed, physical strength and game reading ability, by connoisseurs of the game of football, due to his capacity to make impact on the games, he plays.
“Without labour, nothing prospers’’, a popular quote by Sophocles, a Greek dramatist and tragedian, who owns works like Oedipus Rex, Electra and Ajax, surely comes to mind when the following achievements of Kante through hard work are reviewed: a member of FIFA FIF PRO World XI 2018, French player of the year 2017, two premiership titles, one World Cup trophy, one F.A. cup trophy and one Europa League trophy. And these prove that indeed his hard work has paid off with laurels.
A salary is a form of payment from an employer to an employee, which may be specified in an employment contract. It is contrasted with piece wages, where each job, hour or other unit is paid separately, rather than on a periodic basis.
This is vital information gathered from the google search engine on what a salary is, and Kante earns this in the amount of £150,000 in a week. Meaning £300,000 in two weeks, £600,000 in a month as well as £7,200,000 annually. Yet still, he uses a car within the range of $25,900 which football followers have refused to comprehend.
The latest cars released in 2020 and their prices are: Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is $4,800,000, Lamborghini Veneno is $4,500,000, W Motors Lykan Hypersport is $3,400,000, Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere is $3,400,000 and Pagani Huayra BC is $2,600,000 and per Kante’s annual salary there is no car he cannot afford.
Even if he prefers Cooper cars, driving Mini Cooper S which is $25,900 instead of the John Cooper Works Classic a higher version which costs $31,900 is an indication that his perspective is different from others.
In conclusion, “the greatest wealth is contentment with a little,’’ a German anonymous quote that underlines the need for satisfaction in a little, seems to be Kante’s motivation despite the plush lifestyle he sees his colleague football stars exhibiting.
Writer: Nyarko-Boateng Emmanuel(Exequiel Paulo Dybala)