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Report: Samuel Eto’o is coming to Merseyside… with Everton

Aug 25, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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Looks like Samuel Eto’o really liked his visit to Liverpool.

Lined up by the Reds as a replacement should things not work out with Mario Balotelli — they have — the Cameroonian striker has agreed to a two-year-deal with Liverpool’s crosstown rivals in Everton and, according to The Daily Mail, Eto’o will have a medical Tuesday before joining the team.

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Eto’o reportedly had a medical at Anfield over the weekend, but instead would join a Toffees attack that boasts Romelu Lukaku and Steven Naismith.

The 33-year-old former Barcelona superstar netted a decent nine times in 21 Premier League appearances for Chelsea last season, adding three goals in nine UEFA Champions League matches.

He was released by Chelsea in late May, and did not score in Cameroon’s disappointing World Cup. Though fighting injury troubles across two-plus seasons at Anzhi in Russia, Eto’o managed 36 goals and hasn’t scored less than 12 goals in a season since 2002 at Mallorca.

Everton has drawn its first two Premier League matches, but scoring goals was not a problem. The Toffees drew Leicester City and Arsenal by identical 2-2 score lines.

  1. navyeoddavee9 - Aug 25, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Good signing, need the depth at striker, since it looks like Kone, might not ever be fit, plus the rumblings that Welbeck, could also be on his way, things are looking good

  2. elgallo2001 - Aug 25, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Nice! He’ll still net some goals for the Toffees this year.

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