Eto'o To Sign For Magpies?

Last updated : 10 August 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Anzhi made history when they announced the £17million arrival of Eto’o from Inter Milan in 2011, handing him a whopping £350,000-a-week contract.

However, with the Russian club announcing that they are slashing their budget by 60% this week, the 32-year-old has been told he must find a new club.

Italian sides Napoli and Genoa are already thought to have contacted Anzhi to discuss a deal, while his agent is keen to get him a transfer to the Premier League.

According to reports in Russia, Chelsea are known to hold a fleeting interest in the player, but Newcastle have been formally offered the chance to sign Eto’o for a nominal fee.

Magpies sporting director Joe Kinnear is yet to respond to the offer, but it’s thought the transfer would involve a fee of around £5million, while the Cameroon ace would take a significant drop in wages if was to accept a switch to St James’ Park.

And we are talking a cut from £350,000 to a maximum of £60,000.

For a player well past his prime?

You have got to be joking.

You can safely put those rumours in the bin!


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