Former Cameroon international goal accountant, Samuel Eto’o is set to return to professional football.
This comes after Spanish Tercera Division (third tier) side, Racing de Murcia is making strives to convince the former African player of the year to come out of retirement.
Morris Pagniello, the club president says the deal to sign the former Chelsea man is 50-50.
“At this time of the morning, I would say that the signing of Samuel Eto’o by our team is at 50-50”, Pagniello is quoted on Marca.
“Next week we will know if we can sign Eto’o. If not, we have a plan B prepared.
However the club president still thinks he has the necessary arguments to convince the four time African player of the year to come out of retirement.
“We have several investors in Mexico and the Emirates who can financially compensate the operation.
“If we sign him, it is the manager’s job to align him”, he added.
Samuel Eto’o called it quit to professional football last year September 7, 2020 while playing for Qatar Sport Club.
In a remarkable 22 years career, Samuel Eto’o won three uefa champions league crowns with Barcelona and Inter Milan.
He also won the African player of the four times, two AFCON titles, one Olympics gold medal plus one club World Cup.
Eto’o also became the highest paid player when he signed a juicy contract with Russian club, Anzhi Mahkachkala in the summer of 2011.
Eto’o also played for Chelsea, Everton, Sampdoria, Antalyasport, Konyasport and Qatar Sport Club.