Manchester City players in line for eye-watering bonus payments if they win historic treble
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Manchester City players will collect huge bonus payments if they are able to able to win a historic treble.
In England, only Manchester United have won all three major trophies in the same season.
In 1999, Sir Alex Ferguson's side lifted the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in a stunning 10-day period and the achievement has never been matched since then.
But City are in a great position to replicate what their rivals produced. Pep Guardiola's men set up a Champions League semi-final rematch with Real Madrid after a 4-1 aggregate quarter-final trouncing of Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.
They take on Championship side Sheffield United in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday and will meet the winners of Brighton and United if they emerge victorious.
And in the Premier League, after an incredible run, defending champions City, with a game in hand, have closed the gap on Arsenal to four points and meet the Gunners in a huge clash at the Etihad Stadium next week.
The treble talk is heating up and it's emerged that City players have serious financial incentives if they do the business and prevail in three competitions.
Jack Gaughan of the Daily Mail reports that City's biggest stars are in line to pocket more than £2 million should they get over the line.
Instead of being a collective, City's bonus structure is individual based and if the Blues win a fourth straight league title, bonuses vary from £200,000 to £900,000.
The amount for winning the FA cup, England's most iconic cup competition, is not quite as lucrative. But then there is the Champions League, the one trophy City are yet to win, which will bring hefty financial rewards.
Key players like Kevin De Bruyne are in line to take home around £1 million for winning Europe's premier club tournament.