Samuel Eto’o could be making a return to Spain after retiring last year

Samuel Eto’o is one of those players we all knew was incredible, yet it still feels like he gets overlooked when we talk about the great modern strikers.

However, with a goalscoring record and trophy list few can get close to, there’s no denying that clear ability he possessed throughout his peak years.

Eto’o rose to prominence during his time with Mallorca, where he scored 67 goals in 155 games. Next up was his illustrious time with Barcelona, where he scored a staggering 130 in 189, winning three La Liga’s and two Champions League trophies.


The four-time African Player of the Year hung his boots up last year, after spending some time with Qatar SC. Now though, the striker could be set for a return to Spain, with third-tier side Racing de Murcia.

Club president Morris Pagniello told Marca earlier this week: “At this time of the morning I would say that the signing of Samuel Eto’o by our team is at 50-50.

“Next week we will know if we can sign Eto’o. If not, we have a Plan B prepared.

“We have several investors in Mexico and the Emirates who can financially compensate the operation.”

While there will be obvious question marks over the levels Eto’o can hit at 39, following a year out of the game, he would undoubtedly be a huge pull for the lower tier side.

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