Everton close to Eto'o deal

Everton are close to completing a deal for Samuel Eto’o.

Last Updated: 26/08/14 at 22:37 Post Comment

Samuel Eto'o: Expected to remain in the Premier League

Samuel Eto'o: Expected to remain in the Premier League

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 33-year-old Cameroon is expected to sign a two-year contract with a news conference expected for Wednesday morning to announce the signing.

Eto'o arrived at the club's Finch Farm training ground just after 2pm to undergo a medical and the deal may be confirmed as early as Tuesday evening.

QPR and near neighbours Liverpool were also thought to be interested in Eto’o, who could complete the move in time for Saturday’s Premier League clash with former side Chelsea at Goodison Park.

He scored 12 goals in 35 games for the Blues last season, but the four-time African Footballer of the Year fell out with manager Jose Mourinho and was released in July.

The introduction of Eto’o will give Roberto Martinez a much needed attacking option as he is still waiting for Arouna Kone to recover from a knee injury.  

He joins Romelu Lukaku, another former Chelsea man who completed a £28m move from Stamford Bridge last month, while the west London side have also loaned Christian Atsu to Everton.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

ll he wants are sharks with frickin lazers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?

mufc phil
Bomb threat on FIFA D-day

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

Footer 365

Craig Cathcart out to build on a special 12 months

Northern Ireland and Watford defender Craig Cathcart wants to build on a memorable year for club and country.

Tim Sherwood defends Arsene Wenger's record at Arsenal

Tim Sherwood has praised Arsene Wenger's Arsenal record ahead of the FA Cup final after past criticism of the Frenchman.

Arsene Wenger keen to focus on future ahead of FA Cup final

Arsene Wenger will continue to look to the future, rather than reflect on past glories, if Arsenal can win his sixth FA Cup.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company