Former England star striker Wayne Rooney is set to make £21 million after winding up his image rights company.
Rooney can expect a £20,849,000 pay cheque from the decision.
The company’s assets are £1 million in property, £8.9 million in investments, plus £11.9 million owed to the firm Stoneygate 48 Ltd.
However, there are liquidation costs of nearly £1 million to be paid.
Rooney -a Manchester United legend and now manager of Championship side derby County – set up the business in 2008.
A spokesman on behalf of Stoneygate 48 Ltd said:
“The directors have decided to put the company into solvent liquidation as it is no longer required.
“All debts will be paid in full, and money will be returned to shareholders.
Rooney, 35, has a 100% holding of thew share capital – meaning all money owed goes to him.
An image rights company can include anything about a player or performer – face, voice, autograph, even a squad number.
Rooney is a record goal scorer for both England (53) and Manchester United (253).