More on Valverde - financial problems for Caisse d'Epargne?

By Susan Westemeyer

Was T-Mobile ready to shell out 10 million euros for Alejandro Valverde? That's what the Spanish newspaper has claimed. Two million would be to buy out his contract from Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears. The other eight would have been his salary over three years -- some 2.6 million a year, or about double what he is now apparently earning. Plus bonuses for good results, of course. T-Mobile has denied that such sums of money were ever mentioned.

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