Billionaire Buys Real Madrid 2 Soccer Stars —for $223M
Ronaldo, Kaká signed to Real Madrid under new billionaire owner
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2009 7:08 AM CDT
Brazil's Kaka fights for the ball with Paraguay's Julio Caceres during a World Cup 2010 qualifying soccer game in Recife, Brazil, Wednesday, June 10, 2009. Brazil won 2-1.   (AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes)
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(Newser) – Cristiano Ronaldo is now the highest-paid soccer star in the world, after the Portuguese winger was traded from Manchester United to Real Madrid for a record-breaking $131 million. It's Real's second eye-watering acquisition; on Monday, the club signed Brazilian forward Kaká from AC Milan for $92 million. As the Times of London reports, the two new players mark a splashy entrance for Florentino Perez, the Spanish billionaire who took over the club last week.