According to this source if a move for Robbie Keane fails then Rafa will line up the mother of all big signings!
Samuel Eto’o could make a surprise move to Liverpool if the Premier League club fail in their bid to prise Robbie Keane away from Tottenham Hotspur.
The Cameroonian striker is being offered to Europe’s major clubs and many have already previously made contact to ask about his annual salary and transfer fee.
While all those enquiries have failed to lead to a single concrete offer, Barça are determined to sell Eto’o this summer and may lower their demands in the coming weeks.
That would allow Liverpool to make their move and Rafa Benítez believes that the powerful 27-year-old could form an incredible partnership alongside Fernando Torres.
Liverpool would be a destination that could attract Eto’o, however, and the promise of Champions League football is the key thing in his list of priorities of any would-be suitor. (goal.com)
24m rated Eto’o is quite simply one of the deadliest strikers on the planet but one who Barcelona appear to be keen to offload, hence a valuation which is surprisingly cheap for a player who is still only 27 and scores goals for fun. There may not be a better instinctive finisher on the planet and one can only marvel at what kind of pairing the Cameroonian would make alongside Fernando Torres! As an example of just how incredible Samuel is, last season one where his side struggled greatly to keep up with Bernd Schuster’s rampant Real Madrid side, Eto’o started just 18 games in La Liga and managed an astonishing 16 goals! A move to Liverpool could be just what the former Champions League winner is looking for, a new challenge with a team who can offer him a shot at glory at the highest level. Arsenal were also said to be interested, as were Spurs (until Eto’o pointed out that he didn’t see such a move as a possibility). AC Milan were also considering a move but now that they have just landed Ronaldinho one would imagine cash may not be available for another big signing. So maybe this dream signing could be more of a reality than some would believe. Do Liverpool fans think this would constitute the best signing in years, even better than the capture of El Nino?