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article imageSamuel Eto'o becomes the world's highest-paid soccer player

By Christopher Bates     Aug 23, 2011 in Sports
Makhachkala - Having signed for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala from Inter Milan, Samuel Eto'o has become the highest-paid soccer player in the world, overtaking Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.
Anzhi will pay the Cameroonian striker £345,000 ($569,000) per week after tax, having already paid Inter £22 ($36) million to acquire his services.
The 30-year-old will join Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos in Makhachkala, alongside former Chelsea defender Yuri Zhirkov.
Anzhi are owned by Russian billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, who has a net worth of $7.8 billion and is currently the 118th richest person in the world.
A statement of Anzhi's website said: "Today an agreement was reached between the football clubs, Anzhi and Inter, for the transfer of Samuel Eto'o.
"The terms of the transfer are completely agreed on both sides.
"Anzhi expresses gratitude to the leadership of Inter Milan for their professional and constructive approach in the negotiations.
"Tomorrow the player will undergo a medical examination, following which the player will be awarded a three-year contract.
"On Thursday, Samuel will arrive at the location of his new team and will begin preparations for the match against FC Rostov."
With both Barcelona and Inter, Eto'o has won the UEFA Champions League three times throughout his illustrious career.
He has also won three La Liga trophies and claimed the Serie A with Inter in the 2009/10 season.
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