How much will Linda Caicedo earn at Real Madrid and what was her transfer fee?
Real Madrid have announced the signing of Colombia star Linda Caicedo, who can now move abroad after turning 18 this week.
The star of last year’s Copa América Feminina accepted Real Madrid’s offer and, having turned 18, has been confirmed as the Spanish giants’ newest signing.
Despite also attracting interest from other major European clubs, such as Barcelona and Chelsea, Linda Caicedo will now ply her trade in the Spanish capital.
Caicedo arrives at Real Madrid on a free
The Colombia international arrives on the Old Continent as a free agent, after her deal with Deportivo Cali expired at the end of last year. Because she wasn’t under contract at another club, Madrid have not had to pay a transfer fee to sign the forward; they only had to agree personal terms with her.
And as the rules of women’s football do not provide for clubs to receive compensation for developing players, neither Deportivo nor her first club, América, will get a single cent from her transfer.
However, it has been reported that Caicedo has netted a substantial signing-on fee for joining Madrid. According to Goal, the teenager will be paid a sum of around €250,000.
What will Caicedo’s salary be?
There has been no official word on how much the Colombian will earn at Real Madrid.
The average annual salary of a footballer in the Liga F, the top flight of the Spanish women’s game, is reported in the Spanish media to be approximately €17,000 a year - but at Madrid, pay packets are higher than that. Salaries at the club are estimated at between €30,000 and €130,000.
When it comes to revenue from image rights, contracts at Madrid are understood to stipulate a 50-50 split between club and player.