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Chelsea Complete Signing of Samuel Eto’o On One-Year Contract

samuel etoo chelsea 600x318 Chelsea Complete Signing of Samuel Etoo On One Year Contract

Chelsea have completed the signing of Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o on a free transfer from Anzhi Makhachkala.

In 2011, Eto’o became the world’s highest paid footballer with a salary of €20 million after tax per season. After the Anzhi owner decided to shrink the team’s budget this summer, Eto’o was put on the transfer market.

Chelsea swooped in with a wage offer that is believed to be £7million per year.

Eto’o has won titles in Spain and Italy as well as winning the African Cup Of Nations in 2000 and 2002. Plus, he is a four-time winner of the African Player of the Year Award.

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11 Responses to Chelsea Complete Signing of Samuel Eto’o On One-Year Contract

  1. Bishopville Red says:

    Should’ve gone for Drogba.

  2. SF says:

    What # is he going to wear? I agree with the Drogba comments

  3. david oke says:

    Signing eto is a Good buy up chelsea

  4. Proud Eurosnob says:

    I’m just glad he didn’t go with the Galaxy. Best wishes to him.

  5. Drogba is not on a free transfer,dey shuld hav gone 4 Lewandoski instead, but Eto’o is also gud despite his age.

  6. KIMURA says:

    Hei mourinho u lost uefa super cup yesterday but to me you are still the special one you used to be

  7. Gary says:

    I wonder whether the Plastic fans will boo Eto,like they did Benitez, since Eto once said of Chelsea ” I’d rather sell groundnuts in my village then to play for a pathetic club like Chelsea”.

  8. Gary says:

    It’s “than” not “then”.

  9. fifa 2014 says:

    Great news

    Thanks for sharing with us

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