Cameroonian International Samuel Eto’o is set to come out of retirement.
In shocking developments, the former Cameroonian international is on the radar of Spanish Tercera Division side Racing de Murcia.
Murcia Club President Morris Pagniello says that the deal to sign Eto’o is 50-50.
“At this time of the morning, I would say that the signing of Samuel Eto’o by our team is at 50-50,” Pagniello is quoted in Marca.
“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.
“If we sign him, it is the manager’s job to align him. But we are clear that the game against Levante is very important and that it is time for there to be exceptions.”
The Cameroonian striker put an end to his stage as a footballer last year on September 7th, after playing for Qatar Sports Club.
Eto’o, regarded as one of the best strikers the world has ever seen, won the African player of the year a record four times – 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010.
He won the AFCON tourney twice (2000 and 2002) and was part of Cameroon team that won the 2000 Olympic gold medal.
He started at Real Madrid in 1997 where he had loans spells at Leganes, Espanyol, Mallorca, joining the latter in 2000.
He made a name at Barcelona where he won two Champions League before joining Inter Milan.
He also featured for Anzhi Makhachkala, Chelsea, Everton, Sampdoria, Antalyaspor, Konyaspor and Qatar SC.