Eto'o becomes highest paid soccer player

Samuel Eto'o celebrates a goal against Lazio during a Serie A soccer match at the San Siro stadium...

Samuel Eto'o celebrates a goal against Lazio during a Serie A soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan, April 23, 2011. (PAOLO BONA/Reuters)

Sports Network

, Last Updated: 1:44 AM ET

Russian club Anzhi confirmed Tuesday it has agreed to a deal with Inter Milan for forward Samuel Eto'o that will make him the world's highest-paid player.

Although no official numbers have been released, Anzhi will reportedly pay $35 million to Inter for the transfer of Eto'o, and pay the Cameroon international nearly $30 million per season in salary.

"(Tuesday) 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 posted on its website Tuesday.

"Anzhi expresses gratitude to the leadership of Inter Milan for their professional and constructive approach in the negotiations. (Wednesday) 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."

Eto'o, who played at Barcelona from 2004-09, scored 21 goals in 35 matches for Inter Milan last season.


Videos

Photos