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Even at his 32 years of age Samuel Eto’o has proven what he can offer not only to Chelsea but any club in the world as he scored twice against Schalke 04 in their Champions League encounter and keeps on increasing his total tally.
His performances have attracted the attention of the team from the Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC. Reports are emerging suggesting that Eto’o and Jermain Defoe are in their wish list along with Alessandro Del Piero and Alberto Gilardino all of which have reached a certain age and time in their career.
The former superstar of Barcelona is having an off and on time with Chelsea as he is being rotated by Jose Mourinho and sometimes making substitute appearances while other times he is chosen ahead of Fernando Torres and the rest of the attacking cast of the English club.
Eto’o will become a free agent in May and so will be the perfect chance for Toronto FC to make a move for him. The team is in need of someone to take charge and lead them on their way to win silverware which is why they are in search of a veteran player that can keep the weight of the team on their shoulders.
Tim Leiweke wants to turn Toronto FC into a winning team which is why they have announced their interest in signing a number of players but will be more than pleased on signing at least 1 or 2 of the ones that were mentioned.
Alessandro Del Piero’s contract with Sydney FC ends in 2014 at around the same Eto’o becomes a free agent which means that Toronto FC can make a move both players during the same transfer window.10.25.13
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New Chelsea signing Samuel Eto’o has said that he almost joined Arsenal several years ago before he made his name as a world-class striker. Cameroon international Eto’o is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world. He has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world like Barcelona and Inter Milan, while also winning several major trophies like the Champions League with these clubs. Now, he sealed a free transfer to Chelsea from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. He has signed a one-year contract with the West London outfit and he is expected to solve their striker crisis.
In a recent interview, he has revealed that Arsenal were very close to signing him before he became a star. Instead, then Mallorca manager Luis Aragones convinced him to join the Spanish outfit, which has proven to be a great decision for the player. He has gone from strength to strength since the move to Mallorca. From Mallorca, he went on to Barcelona where he enjoyed probably the best five years of his career winning numerous trophies before joining Inter Milan in 2010. In his first season at the Italian club, he managed to lift the treble that included the Champions League title again.
“I met Luis at a crucial moment in my life where I had to take the right direction – and thanks to him I did. I was about to sign that very afternoon at Arsenal and maybe I would have never been the player I am today. Luis picked me, then I ended up joining Barcelona. That decision changed everything,” said Eto’o in a recent interview. Eto’o would have found it tough to get game time at Arsenal due to the presence of Thierry Henry in top form when he was in discussions with Arsenal.08.29.13
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