Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o’s spell in the Premier League could be limited to a single season with the striker set to move to Major League Soccer when his contract expires in the summer, according to The Guardian.
The former Inter Milan striker only joined the Blues in a cut price £5 million deal from Anzhi Makhachkala as part of the Russian club’s fire sale during the summer.
He had previously worked under Mourinho at Inter Milan and was regarded as a stop gap signing after the Stamford Bridge club failed to sign Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.
Mourinho was reported as saying yesterday that he wont be signing another forward in January despite his current strikers only having four goals between them and the club will wait until the summer to strengthen their striking ranks.
As the landlord points out, Romelu Lukaku will return following his season long loan with Everton, but now it appears he won’t be joined by Eto’o who is expected to start pre-contract talks with MLS clubs next month.
He has been a disappointing aspect of the Blues season with only two goals for Mourinho’s side since signing and has been part of the problem for Jose in attack.
A host of American clubs will be interested in the three-times European cup winner with LA Galaxy, DC United and Chicago Fire among suggested destinations for the one-time prolific forward.
As it is, Mourinho anticipates working with his trio of forwards for the remainder of this campaign before seeking fresh blood next season.
“At the end of the season we will be in better condition to analyse our squad, to analyse the market and, normally, make a couple of changes to improve the team for next season,” said Mourinho, “but this season, we are ready to go to the end with the same people.”
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