Dutch giants want experienced striker.
Ajax have confirmed they are in talks to sign former Blues star Samuel Eto’o according to the Daily Mail.
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The 33 year old enjoyed a decent season at Stamford Bridge last season but Jose Mourinho opted against renewing the Cameroon international’s contract and there are no shortage of interest parties chasing the former Barcelona and Inter Milan man.
Premier League sides West Ham, QPR and Sunderland are all keen by Ajax technical director Marc Overmars may well feel his Eredivisie giants are in pole position to sign the hot-shot.
The Amsterdam have entered into negotiations with Eto’o and Overmars seems very keen to get the deal done, stating;
‘Samuel seemed very hungry to play for Ajax. He is fit and has a great drive to succeed once again,’ Overmars told Voetbal International.
‘We don’t want to block the growing process of our talents like [Arkadiusz] Milik and [Richairo] Zivkovic, but if it is possible to sign a world class player like Eto’o, then why not? It will be fantastic.’
Eto’o netted 12 goals in all competitions last term but was said to be angered by comments made by Mourinho to a French journalist with the Chelsea manager questioning the player’s ‘real’ age.