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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. Eto is good moriho pls play Mikel 4me

  2. Vry gud signings….eto’o nd willian u ar welcomed 2 d bluez,lets see ur gud performance

  3. Now i am happy because chelsea’s player are now compelete after the coming in of Samuel Eto’o nd Willian

  4. we the best

  5. Mourinho u are the real special one,we have another drogba in Eto’o.Pls let him display against bayern munich.

  6. Now i am happy because chelsea’s players are now complete with the coming in of Samuel Eto’o nd Willian

  7. It’s a welcome development, Etó & Willi strenghtens d squard. Wat a complete team, gud starts nd a bench. Nice One Special One!

  8. Now i am happy because chelsea’s player are now compelete

  9. Adeniji ismail anelka

    Wlc Eto,o naw our team b like rock bt mak mou no sel mikel o we nid am die up blue til i die

  10. mak special one play willian eto nd mata 4 2moro match o……………………………

  11. stephen treasure endurance

    am happy nw wit d likes of eto,willian,and lukaku upfront up chelsea till i die i want morinho 2 play mikel in our mild field 4 me up chelsea

  12. The blue are the best

  13. Nice one there mou,bt we dont consider d jersey number for this man,eto’o

  14. ikenna onyilagha

    Wit d arrival of Eto n williams,no team can compete wit d blues again,up blues 4 lyf

  15. welcome senior Eto.o to the home of blues.i wish to be like you one day.thanks mourinho

  16. First eleven team is now and our bench is also strong well done mou

  17. Best 2u samuil eto’o , and willien. I what to mr, sir jose mourinho to play john obi mikel bcus no one can play dat winge lyk him. U r real special one. Blues 4 ever

  18. My broda eto’o ur ae wlcum, am xo api

  19. Ephraim Toyese Yusûf

    D happy 1 d happy club nd d happy players

  20. Bamidele yemi cole

    i just hope he’s a big hit, bcos eto is just a name.

  21. Am 4 d arival of eto’o nd willian thank u d happy one pls don’t let mata go any were.

  22. Welcome Samuel Eto

  23. I love chelsea, plz will still need mike oooo

  24. Up chelses eto ‘o is another best player and willi.

  25. I hope all is well

  26. Ajisekola Sarafadeen.

    Up chelsea,its pity eto’o is excluded in 2morrow’s match but both are great. Good luck.

  27. No be small thing, the coming back of Mourinho in EPL is the begining wisdom. Eto u are well come….

  28. I’m just excited about de prospect of chelsea’s signings.ndaa Eto nd willian,u guys are heartly welcomed 2 chelsea fc.u won’t ever regret joining us.again,i want 2 use dis medium 2 also thank de happy,special one 4 dis kind gesture,it’s a welcomed idea…….up chelsea! Blues 4 life!hahaahahhaahahahahahhahaahhhahaahhahahahahhah…can’t stop laughing o

  29. Wow am xo xo hapy nw wit complete clud lyk blues.jose u ar realy d special 1 4 us.up willi n eto’o 4 up chelsea 4 Epl n Cl n FA

  30. Nice choice by most ever special one,pls Mikel Obi services is seriously needed as best blocking 4 for chelsea.Best of play 4 both Eto o & Wilians more trophy in chelsea