Former Chelsea FC and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has completed his move to Everton by signing a two-year contract with the Merseyside club.
Samuel Eto’o arrived in England last season when he signed for Chelsea, but the Cameroonian international didn’t extend his stay beyond last season and became a free agent this summer as his contract expired. Everton have now signed the 33-year-old on a two-year contract as Roberto Martinez looks to strengthen his squad before the end of this transfer window.
Eto’o, who has won three Champions League title in his career so far, who provide impressive depth to Everton’s striker force which was strengthened by the signing of Romelu Lukaku earlier this summer. Manager Roberto Martinez has expressed his delight at completing this deal and believes Eto’o has a point to prove at the Merseyside club.
“I met him and we had a very good chat about football in general and I was impressed about the hunger he still has,
“For someone who has achieved nearly everything, he still has the desire he had at 15 when he went to Spain and showed what he could do.
“For many reasons he has got a point to prove. We are very excited and I think Everton is the perfect home for him.
“The fans will make him ready and feel sharp but we have got to be a bit patient with the fitness levels and make sure he is back to his best.” – The Everton manager said.
Eto’o expressed his admiration for Everton’s style of football and vision of Roberto Martinez.
“I am very happy to be here, I am looking forward greatly to putting on the blue shirt of Everton,
“I have been very impressed by the style of play Everton adopt. I could see straight away that at this club I will have the opportunity to play football.
“I had the chance to speak with the manager over the last few days and we agreed that this was what we would do.
“I was impressed with his enthusiasm but also by the knowledge of football that Roberto Martinez carries, his vision of football and how he reads football. I still think I can learn a great deal from him here.” – Eto’o said in his interview.
Picture courtesy official website of Everton FC.