Inter Milan has reportedly reached a deal with Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala for Samuel Eto’o, a deal that will make Eto’o the highest paid football player in the world.
After several days of negotiations, Italian media report Sunday that the two clubs have agreed on a transfer fee of 25 million euros.
Anzhi is expected to give Eto’o a three-year contract worth 20.5 million euros a year per season, about 50% more than Cristiano Ronaldo earns at Real Madrid and Lionel Messi is paid by Barcelona.
Anzhi, from the southern Russian province of Dagestan, is owned by billionaire oil tycoon Suleiman Kerimov. Anzhi players live and train at a training camp outside Moscow and travel to Makhachkala for home games, flying about 1,250 miles 15 times a season.
photo credit: americanistadechiapas