When David Alaba joins Real Madrid this summer, he will officially be paid the same as long-serving captain Sergio Ramos.
Alaba, a versatile defender, revealed earlier this season that his 13-year relationship with Bayern Munich would come to an end at the end of the season.
Madrid are the clear favourites to sign the free agent, with the two sides rumoured to have already reached an agreement.
Alaba will be paid around €12 million (£10.44 million) per season after taxes,
according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, roughly matching Ramos’ salary.
That will make the Austrian joint-third highest-paid player at Real Madrid,
behind only Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale, who both receive a reported €15 million (£13.1 million).
Ramos’ future is also up in the air as the transfer deadline approaches,
as he has yet to sign a new deal with Los Blancos and is free to speak to foreign clubs.