Italian club Sampdoria have completed the signing of Everton striker Samuel Eto’o on a free transfer, Sky
The Cameroon international successfully underwent a medical over the weekend as joins Sampdoria, currently fourth in Serie A, after spending only five months at Goodison Park where he made 20 appearances in all competitions and scored three goals. He had previously been released by Chelsea, where he spent last season.
Everton claim that Eto’o has signed a two and-a-half year contract at Sampdoria, but a message from the player on Twitter states that he has agreed a three and-a-half year stay, after which he would have the option of joining the club’s coaching staff.
This will be Eto’o’s second spell in Italian football, having played for Inter between 2009 and 2011, helping to win the Champions League in 2010 under Jose Mourinho. He has also represented Barcelona, Real Madrid, Mallorca and Anzhi Makhachkala.
Upon his departure, Everton boss Roberto Martinez said: “We thank Samuel for his efforts and for bringing his know-how to the team and to Finch Farm where he passed on some of his terrific experience to all of the young players in particular.
“The memory of his performances in Europe stand out especially. On behalf of all Evertonians, we wish him well for the next chapter in his career.”
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