Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o could be set for a contract extension with Everton following his goalscoring exploits at Goodison Park…
Despite only having joined the club a couple of months ago, the superb form of former Chelsea star Samuel Eto’o may already have earned the Cameroon international a contract extension with Everton, reports the Metro.
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Eto’o signed for Everton for free on a one year deal this summer after his contract with Chelsea expired. Having already bagged four goals in his nine games for the club however, the 33-year-old is looking like being rewarded with a further year added to his current deal.
The ex-Barcelona striker currently has a clause in his contract which states a further year could be added if he makes the required number of appearances for the club. With the form he has been showing so far it may only be a matter of time before the clause is triggered .
His nine goal return for Chelsea last year was not enough to convince Jose Mourinho that he should be kept on, but Roberto Martinez believes he is more than capable of competing at the highest level over the next two seasons.
“I think it’s just natural he’ll get another year. The option for a second year is based on number of games played so it will come automatically,” the Toffees boss said.
“I always thought his period at Everton would be a minimum of two years, because the option reflects that.
“He could trigger the clause very soon, the way he’s playing. But the clause is not in my mind, his mind, he’s happy playing for Everton, enjoying his day to day work.”