Samuel Eto is the most decorated African player – He has won four Champions league winners medal, one with Madrid, two with Barcelona and one with Inter Milan. Eto has three Liga winners medal with Barcelona and a Serie A winner medal with Inter Milan – And this is only the significant accolades and he shadows Drogba when it comes to achievements.
Eto left Mallorca as its highest goal scorer, before joining Barcelona where he impressed with 108 goals in 145 games. At Inter Milan he has currently managed 32 goals in 63 games.
He can play in numerous positions, in the past the Cameroon striker has been deployed successfully as a left-winger, right-winger, striker as well as supporting striker – Imagine the tactical options we would have if we had him in the squad.
This season has clearly demonstrated that Drogs and Anelka are on the decline, whilst Drogba is still having many shots on target he is converting very few. Anelka’s nonchalant attitude to his job is irritating, yes he bagged a few goals in the league and his Champions league goals could easily have been scored by Kalou! It is time we let the Frenchman go and finish his career in America.
I believe Eto can replace them both – He is younger at 30 and has a better work ethic as well as a huge appetite for trophies; I doubt he would pass an opportunity to add some English trophies to his collection. We could tire him down with a three-year contract with an option to extend based on performance. Who knows, an Eto – Torres partnership might even land us the Champions League trophy! By Morad