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Cameroon football player Samuel Eto'o becomes highest paid in the world

August 23, 2011

Cameroon native and four-time African player of the year Samuel Eto'o is about to become the highest-paid football player in the world. He just agreed to a three-year contract with the Russian club, Anzhi Makhachkala, for which he will earn roughly €30 million (about $44 million) each year, the African News reports.

Everything will become official and Eto'o will leave Inter Milan after the executives of both clubs meet to discuss the trade. With ten days left for the transfer window, the teams have time to work out all the details. ESPN states that Inter Milan coach Gian Piero Gasperini is not worried about losing such a valuable player.

"There are other valuable players in the team, and we'll start building again with this group of champions," Gasperini states on the club's website, ESPN reports. "We'll try to get back the players who are out at the moment and we might be able to strengthen a little too."

Football fans can use international calling cards to call Cameroon to discuss the transfer window and the trades that have been and will be made for the upcoming season.

The high salary that Eto'o wrangled is even more impressive because he is already 30, which means that his days as a professional athlete are numbered.

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