Manchester City Sign £25m Barcelona Star Eto’o Apparently!

Could it be true?

Sports News - January 26, 2009

The Rumour

MANCHESTER CITY have completed a £25million swoop for Barcelona strike ace Samuel Eto’o.

Cameroon star Eto’o, 28, is expected to travel to Manchester in the next few days to finalise the deal. Argentine Tevez will sign a four-year deal worth around £140,000 a week on Wednesday.

Eto’o, who initially demanded £200,000 a week after tax, will put pen to paper on a five-year deal worth £180k a week after tax, with further bonuses tied to success.

The Source: (News of the World)

The Analysis

This source has a habit of declaring news as fact long before anyone else does and for the most part that is down to the fact that the news they are reporting is in fact not actually 100% accurate, hard to believe i know.

Anyway they seem to state that Mark Hughes has completed another Fantasy Football signing but this one really does seem earth shattering in comparison to the captures of Roque Santa Cruz and Gareth Barry who are both good but are not in the same league as this Champions League winner.

Samuel Eto’o is a goal machine and for some reason Barcelona have seemingly given the green light for bids to snap him up, clearly Pepe Guardiola considers the Cameroonian eminently replaceable which is incredible but who am I to doubt the intelligence of a treble winning manager.

Expect shirts bearing Eto’o’s name to sell like hotcakes at Eastlands but best to wait for a far more reputable source to break the news before heading for the club shop!

The Likelihood

Eto’o to Man City: Could become true but wait until you see him paraded on the pitch with scarves and new shirt!

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