Samuel Eto'o can now get that private yacht he wanted.

So he can sail it to that tropical island he just might buy.

The little-known Russian club, Anzhi, has struck a deal to snag the Cameroonian striker for a whopping fee and a jaw-dropping contract, making him the highest-paid footballer in the world. 

Eto'o, 30, will make approximately $29 million per year. Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi, meanwhile, currently are the highest paid players with salaries of $17.4 million and $15.2 million, respectively. The fact that Eto'o can potentially earn about twice as much as Messi startling. 

Anzhi is owned by billionaire Suleiman Kerimov, an oil tycoon worth almost $8 billion. Eto'o will join a cast of relative unknowns, save for defender 38-year-old Brazilian Roberto Carlos, who serves as the team captain.

Eto'o, a 4-time African Player of the Year, will make the transfer from Inter Milan, with which he won a Champions League title in 2010. Eto'o won another pair of titles with Barcelona in 2006 and 2009 and scored more than 100 goals for the Spanish powerhouse in four years. 

 

 

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