There was much controversy surrounding his demands prior to agreeing to the new deal, with some rumours speculating that he had asked for €9 million per season.
But El Mundo Deportivo has now revealed that he has been granted a €4m per year pay rise, taking his annual wages to €6m with an additional €2m in result-based variables.
Valdes’ last contract renewal was back in August 2005, fresh off winning his first league title and his first Zamora Trophy, where he was rewarded with a €900,000 bonus and his salary was tripled.
Since then, his terms have not been reviewed until recently and according to El Mundo, Barca reached the decision to grant him a €4m increase at the rate of €1m for each of the past season since 2005.
KS Leong, Goal.com