You've got to respect ex-Everton striker and England's hope to get out of the 2010 World Cup Final group stages - Wayne Rooney. You've got to respect him for his skills. But also for the fact that his face is apparently worth close to a quarter of a million quid to EA Sports.
The news comes from a court case via the Manchester Evening News
. The MEN
reports that Wayne and spouse Colleen,"will give evidence in a two-week case which was due to start today. Their former sports management agency is suing them for £4m in allegedly unpaid commission."
Part of that commission relates to earnings over and above his weekly pay packet. To be specific, "Rooney got £760,000 a month for image rights. He was also earning £1m a year from Nike, £200,000 a year from computer games firm EA and £600,000 from a four-year deal with Coca-Cola."
Get in there, Wayne.