DONE DEAL: ETO'O TO SIGN FOR CHELSEA!
Samuel Eto'o will sign for Chelsea this week as part of the Willian deal for a fee of around...
Samuel Eto'o will sign for Chelsea this week as part of the Willian deal for a fee of around £2m as Chelsea have finally admitted defeat in their chase for Wayne Rooney!!
I was 100% certain that Rooney would sign for Chelsea before the transfer window closes on 2nd September but it seems that Jose Mourinho is prepared to wait for his man and Rooney to wind his contract down in Manchester which has only two years remaining.
According to this breaking news story, Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will confirm the agreement that has been reached with Eto'o after tonight's game and the player is expected to sign on the dotted line this week.
Now before people judge, let me give you my opinion. As I see this as Jose Mourinho adjusting his strategy for the season up front. I posted a while ago that the reason he wanted Rooney was because Rooney could become the link man up top just as Eidur Gudjohnsen turned out to be for him back when he was charge before. Rooney is the same type of player.
Eto'o as we know is very, very different. He plays on the shoulder of the last defender as he has pace to burn and the signing will signal a change of strategy from the manager. Rather than look for someone to link all our jigsaw pieces together and bring our attacking midfielders into play, it looks as though we will focus on our midfielders opening the door instead.
At £2m (if this in fact confirmed by the club), Eto'o could turn out to be the bargain of the season as we all know what a proven goalscorer he is! People will have their say on Eto'o but it's important to remember he is 32 years old, has worked with plenty of success under Jose Mourinho before and will be used more or less as a stop gap until Rooney becomes available this time next year!
I personally think that if it comes off, it's a cracking signing!
What do you people think of Eto'o NOT Rooney and for as little as £2m?
Carefree & KTBFFH!