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Official: Chelsea sign Samuel Eto’o – What does he offer?

Chelsea sign Samuel Eto'o 2013

It is now official. Samuel Eto’o is a Chelsea player. The striker has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea after the attempts to get Wayne Rooney from Manchester United failed. He comes from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala on a free transfer, but he is going to be one of the high-earning players in this Chelsea squad at a reported £7 million per year.

He has signed only a one-year contract and is definitely looking like a short term fix for the club.

“I am very happy to be here but also anxious because I want to get playing as soon as possible.

“It wasn’t a hard decision. I saw the qualities Chelsea have, and I was very happy with Jose Mourinho before, so when the opportunity came, I was very happy to take it.” – Eto’o.

He has also not ruled out the possibility of extending his contract should he be at hit at Stamford Bridge.

“It’s something to talk about later, both sides need to be happy but importantly the club needs to be happy with me before they even ask my opinion on that [extending his contract].” – Eto’o.

A prolific striker, Eto’o needs no introduction. He has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world like Barcelona and Inter Milan. He played for Barcelona as a main striker, while he was used as a winger at Inter Milan by none other than José Mourinho himself.

It is difficult to predict where he will play at Chelsea, but given the sizeable midfielders we have at our disposal, it is likely to be as a striker. One thing is for sure, he will work tirelessly up front and he has the quality to put away even the half chances. He will not be involved in the UEFA Super Cup 2013 match against Bayern Munich, as he has not been included in the squad.

The Cameroon international has also won the African Player of the Year award four times, and he is probably one of the best ever African players alongside our legend Didier Drogba.

Welcome, Eto’o. Hoping for the best. Up the blues. KTBFFH.

91 comments

  1. After d confmation of al dese players,mou pls don’t sel mata 4 m,nd also play m mikel,whras w stil nid team work 2 streten our squard

  2. That is good signing for chelsea willian and eto’o can help d blues, thank for jose or i say happy one

  3. Pls dont sell mata and resist from using torres as d top striker

  4. Gud signing bt Mou shud use Mickel

  5. Good signings for the blues.As #CHELSEAFANS we appeal to the #happyone not to sell #mata,use #Ramires as no.7 and not no.6,mikel shld play no.6 i.e deep 6

  6. No messi chealsea is complete up d blues

  7. Gud sign 4 chelsea. Best of luck Eto and wiliam

  8. Eto wud be a fire power.willian so dangerous in its play.mikel is needed in our midfield.

  9. It’s gud 2 have eto in d current squad but the strength is nt yet in our midfield, dat’s why we easily lose the ball to our opponent especially against man u. We need mikel in the midfield, we dat i think we can beat any team.

  10. am so happy too be part of the BLUES fans good singing blues

  11. Better signed, Eto’o u r welcome to stamford bridge. Mourinho pls introduce Mikel to ur start line-up.

  12. Am happy 2 see Eto o at chelsea. I think mou should b using of dem both in a match. Dats Torres nd Eto o in 1 match so dat our strike option should wil b strong

  13. Gud signin 4 d gr8 blue. Am hapi 2 b 1 of chelsea fanz. Hapi one u are well don. Plz we need mata & mikel.

  14. Is a very gud tiz dat chelsea sign E’to 2 play as a gud player

  15. Mou,9ce job,pls make use of mikel nd mata.up da blues

  16. Pls jose dnt sale torres nd mata, up d bluez.

  17. Pls just do as u say Mata is still part of ur plan

  18. Mata does nt suppose 2 b sel, we nid mikel bak 2 d pitch, gat 2 change 4mation. 4-4-2, samuel eto’o nd torres. Proudly Blue fans

  19. Mou should adopts two man attack game 4 goals to follow in.and be makingg use of 4-4-2 formation.

  20. Pls mak sure mike get back on.

  21. Jose pls dnt sell mata n always use mikel. Gud sigin

  22. Pls jose make us of mata and mikel pls

  23. Up chelseafc,up d true fans,d 2 new signing made by d mou added special advantage 2 our team ambitions but d continuos absence of our talented 2 seasons player of year,still creates vaccum in our team n with due respect 2 my club legend,he has no reason 2 start matches ahead of mikel n essien.by so doing,we r diminishing ramise potentials that could ve being helpful 2 our team success.any time mikel n mata comes 2 d starting lineup,l mean playing as no 10 chelsea will start play well n winning with more goals.l hereby appreciates what highest earner(hadard)n oscar r bring 2 d team#let 4get sentiment my happy one do what u kn best 2 do,ve capital one cup n others our legengs can play n joy dem selfs

  24. Wit d life of mata nd mikel in d pitch chelsea is done. pls jose take not of dat.

  25. Am so happy with eto’o nd williams signing. They are two great player i cnt wait for them to start playing.

  26. pls Josë use mikel and mata they will make a difference compare to starting our legend

  27. Up blues 4 live at least a gud stricker has cum we are d best in london