Premier League club Liverpool is reportedly weighing up a transfer for free-agent Samuel Eto’o in a bid to bolster their depleted attack, reports The Guardian.
The 33-year-old enjoyed a relatively successful Premier League season, scoring on nine occasions from 21 league appearances for Chelsea.
Despite this, Chelsea opted to release the player at season’s end, and he has since been in talks over a possible move to Eredivisie champions Ajax.
However, it has now been revealed that Brendan Rodgers believes Eto’o is of enough quality to bolster a depleted Liverpool front line that currently boasts Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert. And it is believed that Rodgers is certain Eto’o is the perfect striker to fill the void left behind by Luis Suarez, who recently departed for Barcelona.
This news comes as a shock with the Merseyside club having previously targeted the likes of Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao and Marco Reus to replace Suarez as the club’s first-choice striker. Furthermore, at 33 years of age, Eto’o is at the twilight of his career and there are doubts as to the impact he will be able to have on the club.
It is believed that the striker took a £13million wage cut to join Chelsea last season. This time around, however, the wage demands of the player may prove to be a stumbling block.