The world’s 10 best-paid footballers revealed

Cristiano Ronaldo appears to finally be leaving Real Madrid this summer, after a seemingly perennial saga linking him away from the Bernabeu.

Juventus are the lucky club on the verge of snatching the Portuguese’s signature with the transfer said to be purely a formality.

The Turin based club are ready to splash £88million for Ronaldo, who is keen on the move.

The player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, met with Real president Florentino Perez and right-hand man Jose Angel Sanchez on Wednesday evening to discuss the terms of an exit, while Juve’s share price increasing.

Ronaldo is already the third highest paid footballer in the world but could he move higher up the rankings?

Who trumps him? Here’s the full list of annual salaries according to Forbes …

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10. Graziano Pelle $21.1m

9. Angel Di Maria $20.6m

8. Thiago Silva $21.4m

7. Wayne Rooney $22m

6. Paul Pogba $25m

5. Oscar $25.9m

4. Gareth Bale $28.6m

3. Cristiano Ronaldo $61m

2. Neymar $73m

1. Lionel Messi $84m

Let’s put it to bed once and for all…


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