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Real Madrid commit staggering €40M-A-YEAR to keep Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo's new deal with Real Madrid is worth a staggering €40 MILLION-A-YEAR.

His contract runs to 2018 and will see his salary jump from €10 million to €21 million net. The new deal, with the abandoning of the Beckham Law, has been hiked up with Spanish tax laws to jump from 24 per cent to 52 per cent.

The previous high mark was Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o's €20 million-a-year deal while with Anzhi.

For great rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo leaves him well in the shade. The Argentine is on €13 million-a-year clear at Barcelona.

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