SAFEE Sali is officially the first Malaysian millionaire footballer after he signed an improved two-year contract extension with Indonesian Super League (ISL) side Pelita Jaya FC in Jakarta today.
The deal which the 28-year-old inked is worth more than RM2 million and includes an extensive match bonus package, a house and a car with a personal driver.
Safee’s taxes will be paid by the club, as well as any travelling expenses to Kuala Lumpur.
According to the contract, Safee will earn US$30,000 (RM90,000) a month, which will also make him one of the highest earners in the ISL.
Safee will also receive an additional ‘image rights’ package managed by the club for all commercial endorsements.
The contract also has a levy which could see the striker playing for a subsidiary club owned by Pelita Jaya Cronus, “depending on the various rules of the respective leagues.”
These clubs include Australia's Brisbane Roar, who will be playing in this year’s AFC Champions League, Belgium’s second division team CS Vise and SAD Uruguay.
All three clubs are owned by Cronus.
“My football has improved so much and even my peers have commented on it since I moved to Indonesia last February,” said Safee in Jakarta today.