It’s little surprise to see Manchester City linked with this player, simply because any world-class footballer that falls out of favour at their current club is likely to become a target at Eastlands. However, how would this striker fit in at Anfield, Stamford Bridge or the Emirates?
According to the trusty (!) Daily Mail, Samuel Eto’o is being courted by a quarter of Premier League clubs, with the newspaper sensibly deciding not to include Manchester United in their list of possible future clubs for the Cameroonian. It appears as though the African forward is nearing the end of his Nou Camp career, but will Manchester City land his signature ahead of the more established clubs in England?
Barcelona are bracing themselves for a £20million summer bid from Manchester City for Samuel Eto’o after the striker indicated this will be his last season at the Nou Camp.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are also all keen on La Liga’s top scorer, who has snubbed Barca’s offer to begin contract talks. In the summer, he will have just one year left to run on his current deal.
While City would almost certainly win any bidding war that took place, they’re obviously not going to be involved in the Champions League until 2010/11 at the earliest. Similarly, Arsenal are looking unlikely to make the top four this season, so perhaps the Barca striker will choose between Liverpool and Chelsea, providing they are interested. With uncertainty surrounding the future of Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge, will Eto’o be his replacement?