The fruit of your labour

Premier League footballers are known to drive around town in expensive cars. From Tottenham’s Dele Ali, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, to Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero to name a few. They are often seen cruising to training and games in the latest Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bentleys. Many argue that they are enjoying the fruits of their labour as they show off their expensive sports cars, while others say that footballers are lavish and wasteful spenders. But, did the Bible not encourage that we enjoy the fruit of our labour?

It is not unusual to wait until retirement before you can spoil yourself and enjoy the fruits of your labour, but, many millennials do not wait for retirement because they believe that If they can “Chill” and relax today, then why wait for tomorrow?

Liverpool ace, Roberto Firmino is a Christian. He did his water baptism a few months ago. But now and then, he doesn’t mind a little “worldly things of the flesh,” as he enjoys driving around with his wife in his £360,000 Rolls Royce Phantom.

Some critics say, going through the Water Baptism as a Christian is scriptural, but driving a Rolls Royce Phantom is not, as it portrays “living in the flesh”. Pastor James Godwin of the Christ Apostolic Church asked, “Can you imagine how many people £360,000 can transform their lives? He should have given that money to charity.”

Another Clergy, Reverend Vic of Latter Days Saints Church, was not in agreement with Pastor James. Reverend Vic said, “But what if he has given much more than that to charity? Is he not entitled to spoil himself a little?”

The Rolls Royce Phantom has been a popular choice with English Premier League footballers. Although Firmino, the Liverpool striker, has the luxury edition, Tottenham’s Dele Alli is often seen behind the wheel of another version of the Rolls Royce Phantom as well.

Tottenham’s Dele Alli off on his way to training with his Rolls Royces Phantom

It is probably because the Phantom was engineered to be one of the most comfortable and refined vehicles in the market. Alli, the 23-year-old Spurs midfielder can get to the football training on time and won’t be late to get back home in time for dinner, as the car has a 6.75-litre V12 engine. This means it has plenty of firepower and can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 5.3 seconds.

How many months’ salary do you need to earn to pay off your car?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang drives a Ferrari LaFerrari worth £1.15million. With that price tag, it is one of the most expensive supercars in the market, as there are only 499 models ever produced.

Aubameyang, the Arsenal sharpshooter took his Ferarri for a drive to Central London

But, neither the price tag nor London’s bumper-to-bumper traffic deterred Arsenal’s Aubameyang from driving around town in a LaFerrari. The stunning motor is the most powerful street-legal supercar produced by the Italian manufacturer, which is capable of a top speed of 217mph and going from 0 to 62mph in less than three seconds.

If you thought he was a wasteful spender, remember that Aubameyang would only need to play football for just one and half month, or approximately six hours and 18 minutes to pay off the car, considering his hefty annual salary of £9 Million. Perhaps, if we relate this to ourselves, we will not be too critical of Aubameyang. Think about it, some of us would need more than one and half month’s salary to pay off our car.

Paul Pogba drives off in his new Ferrari 812 supercar

The costs of a LaFerrari did not stop Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son from getting his hand on one. Especially, as he only needed two months, or nine hours playing time on the pitch to cover the costs of his Ferrari based on his current salary.

The English Standard Version of Psalm 128:2 says “You shall eat the fruit of the labour of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.” Another translation, the Christian Standard Bible, puts it like this “You will surely eat what your hands have worked for. You will be happy, and it will go well for you.” Therefore, is it safe to say that our footballers are only confirming what the scripture says, as they enjoy the fruits of their labour?

If you hang around the Chelsea area, in South West London, you might find Michy Batshuayi driving around in his Rolls Royce Dawn.

Chelsea’s forward, Batshuayi, is an attractive player, and so is his attention in grabbing convertible with a price tag of £275,000. Judging by his current contract, he will need to play three football games to pay off his “extravagant” convertible.

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is one of the fastest player money can buy, and the same applies to his Lamborghini Aventador.

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero pose by his Lamborghini Aventador

The £271,000 Lamborghini Aventador is owned by a number of Premier League players, including Paul Pogba, Arenal’s defender, Sead Kolasinac, and Manchester City’s goalkeeper, Ederson. They all have one proudly parked on their driveway. By the way, did I tell you that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also has a silver-wrapped version of the Aventador car as well in his £3million car collection?

Premier League footballers are known for their love for Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and other types of supercars. Perhaps, that’s why Paul Pogba also keeps a £253,000 Ferrari 812 Superfast, among many other cars.

The French star is well-known for his love of fancy cars, often showing his wheels on his way to training. He added a bright yellow Ferrari 812 Superfast to his garage last year.

The Superfast boast of a 0 to 62mph acceleration time of 2.8 seconds. With that speed, there is no excuse for coming late to training.

Liverpool defender, Dejan Lovren also recently picked up the keys to a Superfast car, as he sees it as a way of enjoying the fruit of his labour.

Liverpool’s defender Dejan Lovren Shows off his Ferrari Superfast

If you think footballers are lavish, don’t forget that through painful toil of training, injury and hard work, they have been able to enjoy the fruits of their labour, just like you.