Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's form has seen his pay rocket past £120,000 per week after he became one of the first to benefit from club’s incentive-based contracts.
Suarez signed new terms last summer - after rejecting overtures from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain - that led to his wages being doubled to more than £80,000 per week.
The Uruguay forward, who is the Barclays Premier League’s leading scorer, has triggered another rise already as he has 28 goals in all competitions this season.
Club owners Fenway Sports Group wanted a bonus-orientated system in all new contracts, having been dismayed by some huge deals handed out by previous regimes.
The terms of Suarez’s deal, which runs until summer 2017, means his progress is recognised when he passes certain targets.
The pay rises happen automatically as they were agreed with his advisers last summer.