Apparently Eto’o is seven years older than he is letting on.
After Jose Mourinho’s flippant comments about the age of Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o, a former girlfriend of the African has revealed the manager is close to the truth.
Mourinho was left red-faced after a supposedly private conversation the 51-year-old was having at a sponsors event was secretly recorded by members of the French media.
In this the Portuguese coach jokingly said about the forward, ‘I have Eto’o but he is 32-years-old, maybe 35, who knows?’
Former Cameroon national coach Claude Le Roy has claimed that the three-time Champions League is furious at these comments from Mourinho, but now an ex-lover has emerged who claims Eto’o is in fact 39-years-old.
“I think Samuel is not 35 he is more 39. Samuel was born in 1974 and so that makes him 39 now,” Anna Barranca was quoted by the Sun.
“It is very evident Samuel was older than the age he said he was when he first came to Europe.”
However, Ms Barranca does have a gripe against Eto’o as she claims the attacker owes her over £100,000 in maintenance for their daughter.
It’s not the first time an African footballer’s age has been unknown, as former Nigerian Premier League stars Nwankwo Kanu and Obafemi Martins were said to be older than they claimed to be.
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