Football Leaks are relentless in their pursuit of revealing details about high-profile transfers and player contracts.
Over the weekend, the notorious website published the contract details of Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.
The Germany international joined Los Blancos in a €30 million deal from Bayern Munich in August 2014 and earns, according to Catalan newspaper Sport who have viewed the document, €10.9 million per year - that’s just under €210,000-a-week.
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The contract also reveals that Kroos, who turned 26 last month, will earn an additional €1.8 million if he is nominated for the FIFA Ballon d’Or.
However, that figure pales in comparison to the €10 million Manchester United have agreed to pay AS Monaco if Anthony Martial is nominated for the prestigious individual accolade.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale earn more
Kroos, on €10.9 million a year, is one of the top earners at the Bernabeu - but both Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo earn significantly more, which won’t come as a huge surprise.
In order to avoid upsetting Ronaldo, Real Madrid ensure the three-time Ballon d’Or winner remains top of the pay scale at the Bernabeu.
Bale, as the most expensive footballer of all time - don’t tell Ronaldo - is second on the list following his record-breaking move from Tottenham in the summer of 2013.
Toni Kroos can do more for Real Madrid
While Kroos has performed fairly well for the Spanish giants, it could be argued that he’s yet to reproduce his Bayern Munich form in La Liga.
Luka Modric, who scored a blinding goal against Granada at the weekend, remains the main man in Real Madrid’s midfield.
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