I just read that Schalke is purportedly ready to ink Kuranyi to a new contract. That, in and of itself, is noteworthy. But equally noteworthy was the article's comments re. Kuranyi's Stuttgart salary and his Schalke salary. Apparently, he gets paid 200,000 euros/year now, and under Schalke's proposal, he would get paid 1,000,000 euros/year. These numbers strike me as incredibly low (especially for one who has seen inflated US professional athlete salaries). I would also assume that this is pre-tax, which means his take-home would only be maybe 100,000 euros/year on his Stuttgart salary. Could these numbers possibly be right? Will Kuranyi only make 200,000 euros this season? Or is that just a base salary, with significant bonuses payable to him (and if so, how much compensation would one expect him to be paid)? Same thing with the alleged Schalke salary--is that all he would make, or is that just the "tip of iceberg," with bonuses making him much more highly paid (and how much more highly paid)?