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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. Now the squad for chelsea is complete after the arrivals of Willian and Eto’o

  2. Wat a fantatic news, i can’t wait to see him pray

  3. This decision is not right. What we need is a young quality stricker not an old cargo like eto’o, i prefer torres more than him.

    • U such a wimp! U calling Eto’o an Old Cargo. He’s 32 quite right bur are there any pocher like him around @ d mo?

  4. Let’s go on Blues! Fantastic free transfer.

  5. That is good

  6. Chelsea now complite due to the arival of willian and Eto

  7. Welcome eto.o,iam happy 2 see u as one the chelsea players; i cann’t wait 2 see u display ur talent u are welcome.

  8. D sky remain blues

  9. u re welcum eto o and willian

  10. It’s very clear now that Jose Mourinho is back with full preparation to win trophys.I wish him the best of luck.

  11. I am hapi 2 see Eto’o and willian in chelsea team, u guy’s are highly welcome

  12. wow gr8 transfer ETO’0 go make us happy again = Eto’0 mouriho === success.trouphy……we are good 2 go….. Up blues!

  13. It is now a full house

  14. Up blues, nw we are strong pass anybody. Be you any body, we go destroy am

  15. Wat agrt coach n agrt players. Chelsea 4eva welkam etoo n willian

  16. Eto is a good alternative for rooney.thank God our squad is ready.

  17. Up chelsea ! Up chelsea !! Up chelsea !!! Eto welcome to chelsea. i love it, now man u will feel my heat.

  18. Fantastic addition sami Eto’o n Willi, PL CL n FA here we come! Up BLUES

  19. u guys ar highly welcome 2 chelski……cnt wait 2 c ETO O wearing blue jeasey likwise WILLIAN…….GOOD ADDITION 2 OUR ALREADY MADE SQUARED.

  20. The returns of jose &one million striker is d begining of wining trophies.
    Wishing d blues best of luck in dis season.
    Kudos to chealsea owner for much patience for great passion he has for chealsea…

  21. Waste of money, we have invested countless amounts of money in our youth system Lukaku for example 17 million and proved him self last season at west brom. Why should he not get his chance I am a huge Chelsea fan but I wouldn’t blame him if wanted out.

  22. Wat a gr8 squad,INSHA ALLAH WE WIL WIN ALL TROPHIES DIS SEASON AND 4EVER.UP BLUES

  23. up up blues thanks 2 mourinho 4 signin samuel eto o i cant wait 2 see dazzlin on d pitch hope he play 2mrrow

  24. Eto is 1 of d best experience striker in d world,ure wlcom big bros of african

  25. Dats a gud signing

  26. odiaka mofects prosper

    Welcum home Eto’o, remain Bluez 4 da s wia u blong

  27. grt signin. kolade u b mumu

  28. Can’t wait to see our African legend play for this great club…am so happy…Blues good 2go.

  29. Actually im so much greatfull 4 the arrival of this 2 mithy stars,eto an william u ar all welcom. Let give them support.

  30. lilangel francis

    U ar welcme sami n willian n if i tot they shuld use dem 2moro it will be a perfect match