Everton fans are smiling from ear to ear here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro claim that the Toffees are closing in on a move for Samuel Eto’o.
The decorated and experienced forward has been looking around for another club since being released from Chelsea at the end of last season.
It seems that staying in the top flight of English football is a stronger lure to him than the money that may have been on offer elsewhere and our regulars commend him for that decision, not that he will have to clip coupons just yet!
Toffees boss Roberto Martinez can consider this a massive coup having already shown his ambition by already landing Romelu Lukaku earlier this summer.
Now it seems that Liverpool have pulled out of the race for Eto’o, the former Wigan Athletic manager will be adding another former Chelsea forward to his ranks.
The Cameroonian is even willing to lower his wage demands should he be given a two-year deal and we think that considering he is available on a free, that is the ideal situation for both him and the Merseyside club.
Eto’o will become Everton’s sixth summer signing after Gareth Barry, Romelu Lukaku, Muhamed Besic and Brendan Galloway joined on permanent deals while Christian Atsu joined on loan from Chelsea.
Everton fans. What do you think about adding Eto’o to your list of buys this summer? Will he be a success? Let us know your thoughts below.