Eto’o to take one last pay cheque in America after a torrid time in the Premier League.
Samuel Eto’o has not had much success since joining Chelsea in the summer and is set to leave for MLS next year when the striker’s contract expires, reports the Guardian.
The 32-year-old joined the Blues from Anzhi Makhachkala before the start of the current season, as the Russians looked to get expensive assets off their wage bill.
Having won the treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League under Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan in 2009/10, the pair already had a great working relationship.
However, Eto’o looks a shadow of the potent forward that won three major European trophies with both Inter and Barcelona and has scored just four goals in 15 appearances.
It’s not helped that neither Demba Ba or Fernando Torres have found any form in the box either and the west London club’s lack of attacking power is being greatly highlighted.
They will welcome back Romelu Lukaku next summer after the impressive youngster’s term with Everton ends and despite the friction between the Belgian and Mourinho, there is no doubting the 20-year-old’s talent.
This would mean Eto’o is highly unlikely to be kept on and a high profile and well paid move to America would be hugely appealing to the Cameroon international.
FC Toronto have shown interest, but the forward would prefer to live in the USA rather than Canada, putting Los Angeles Galaxy, DC United and Club Deportivo Chivas USA all on alert.
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