Samuel Eto’o could be set to make a shock comeback as a player at the age of 39. The Cameroonian announced his retirement in September 2019 following a stint with Qatar SC but he is strongly linked with a move to Racing Murcia, which plays in the Spanish third division.
Racing Murcia FC, who were promoted to third division last season, have outside investors and hope to strike a blow by signing the three-time Champions League winner, reports the Spanish press who are on fire for the return of the former emblematic figure of football.
Information confirmed by Morris Pagniello, Italian-Australian businessman and president of the Spanish club, who claims that the operation was underway.
“Next week we will know if we can sign Eto’o. Otherwise, we have prepared a plan B. We have several investors in Mexico and the Emirates who can financially compensate for the operation ”, did he declare.
“I was talking with Tim Cahill, a former Everton player, he’s a player I want to recruit. We talked about him, and another player from the Premier League… Eto’o’s name came up in our conversation, it would be perfect for us, for our club and modest football. The operation for Eto’o to sign with us is currently 50-50 ”, he added.
Four-time African player of the year, Eto’o played for Real Madrid and RCD Mallorca before tearing apart at Barcelona, where he scored 130 goals in 199 appearances and won four La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues.
The Cameroonian then joined Inter Milan in a swap deal involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic and won a second consecutive treble in his debut season under Jose Mourinho at San Siro.