Cristiano Ronaldo secured a stunning €100 million move from Real Madrid to Juventus and in doing so, has sealed a €500,000k a-week contract.
Now where does the new deal place him on the list of top 10 earners in the business?
Ronaldo will pocket €26.6m-a-year. The new salary sill see him climb up to third in the list of highest paid footballers in the world, behind Lioness Messi (€40.5m) a year at Barcelona and Neymar (€31.7m) at Paris Saint Germain.
The new Jeventus no.7, move above Alexis Sanchez, who earns €23.4m a year at Manchester United.
Oscar, Hulk (Both Shanghai SIPG and Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei Fortune) both of the Chinese lucrative Super League all earn over €17m. Mesut Ozil’s new-Arsenal contract of €18.2m a year sees him climb 8th.
Teenage prodigy Kylian Mbappe earn €15.9m a-year at Paris Saint Germain. Paul Pogba makes the final spot with his €15.4-0 a year deal at Manchester United.
SEE LIST OF TOP 10 ANNUAL SALARIES OF FOOTBALLERS
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £40.5m
2. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) £31.7m
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) £26.6m
4. Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United) £23.4m
5. Oscar (Shanghai SIPG) £21.1m
6. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei Fortune) £20.3m
7. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) £18.2m
8. Hulk (Shanghai SIPG) £17.6m
9. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) £15.9m
10. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) £15.4m