SAMUEL ETO’O has become the highest paid player in the world after quitting Inter Milan to join Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.
The Cameroon striker, 30, will pocket a mind boggling £345,000 per week AFTER tax with Anzhi agreeing a £22million transfer fee for his services.
A statement on Anzhi’s website read: “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.
Anzhi are owned by billionaire Russian Suleyman Kerimov and also have Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos and former Chelsea player Yuri Zhirkov on their playing staff.
Eto’o scored 21 goals in 35 Serie A appearances for Inter last season, having helped Barcelona to Champions League glory in 2006 and 2009. He scored in the final victories over Arsenal and Manchester United.