Phelan on Eto’o rumours: Can he defend corners?

Matt Stead

Mike Phelan believes it would be an “unbelievable challenge” for Samuel Eto’o to join Hull City.

It was claimed in December that striker Eto’o had emerged as a potential transfer target for relegation-battling Hull.

The 35-year-old is now plying his trade at Turkish club Antalyaspor, but it is believed that they are willing to allow him to leave on loan until the summer.

The Daily Mirror claim that Eto’o is ‘ready to return to the Premier League’ after brief recent stints at Chelsea and Everton, with Hull leading the chase.

Phelan stoked the rumours when asked about the prospects of signing him after the 3-1 defeat to West Brom on Monday.

“Can Samuel defend corners?” Phelan said. “I haven’t heard anything, but it would be an unbelievable challenge if Samuel Eto’o wanted to come to Hull City.

“But that’s the least of my worries. We have to look to improve in certain situations. Every position at this moment is up for grabs.

“We’ve been trying to put things together and analyse other players to come in. And we’re still trying.

“So if we can get some over the line then that would be great because everybody needs that bit of help.”