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Manchester City Close to Signing £20m Barcelona Goal Machine

Man City in big name bid shocker!

The Rumour

Manchester City believe they are close to the £20million signing of Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o.

City began what promises to be a sensational summer of big spending with the £12m capture of Gareth Barry from Aston Villa on Tuesday and they have now turned their attention to Cameroon centre forward Eto’o, along with Carlos Tevez and a number of other big-name stars.

Scorer of the first goal in the Barcelona’ s 2-0 Champions League final triumph over Manchester United in Rome last week, 28-year-old Eto’o is widely recognised as one of the world’s great goal scorers.

City sources have indicated that Eto’o has been won over by their vision of the future, not to mention some astronomical wages, and that he is willing to move to Eastlands. Barcelona have also stated privately that they are willing to sell.

The Source: (Daily Mail)

The Analysis

Mark Hughes managed to persuade Gareth Barry that the club he was about to join wasn’t just one that could line your pockets with endless amounts of cash but was also on the road to becoming a fixture in the top four race, can he do the same and nab Samuel Eto’o?

The Cameroonian is simply the best striker on the planet in my view. No one has been as prolific and consistent for a succession of seasons as the Barcelona striker. In the past five La Liga seasons he has managed an incredible 108 goals in 145 appearances and he strikes fear into all opposing defences.

At 28 he is now at his peak and would surely not consider leaving the Catalan giants just as they were beginning to become the most potent footballing force on the planet?

The Likelihood

Eto’o to Man City: A bridge too far for the Eastlands outfit.

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