Samuel Eto'o

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by GOONERITTI, Jan 4, 2004.


    GOONERITTI New Member

    Eto'o is a Gooner!!!!

    Accordind to Sunday Mirror .... Arsenal have won the race to sign Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o from Mallorca. Chelsea and Manchester United were also interested but the Gunners will land their man in a £14m deal in the summer.
  2. Andrew

    Andrew New Member

    Would like to believe it but I won't... Especially from what Wenger has been saying lately, I can't see us signing anyone significant.
  3. Andrew

    Andrew New Member

    Oh, didn't see the "summer" bit about it. Then that is more believable. Especially considering that Wiltord's likely to leave. Hope this is true.
  4. Arsene

    Arsene New Member Elite

    I wouldn't buy him for 14mil thats ridiculas.
  5. KoLo28

    KoLo28 New Member

    i don't know whether to believe it, any how he may be with us at the start of next season.
  6. themnov14

    themnov14 New Member

    If I was made to replace AW for 15 second I would sign Eto but for now I would leave it all to Wenger but wished he sign the pacy forward to link up with Henry.
  7. goonerdownunder

    goonerdownunder New Member

    £14 million our record transfer (i'm sure it is held at the moment by wiltord for £10 or £11 million) for eto'o, he is a quality player but i dont think he is worth our record transfer, then again im sure mr wenger knows what he is doing. I hope the actuall figure is a little less but it would be great to see him at highbury.
  8. OoDy

    OoDy New Member ... _page.html

    Football: Arsenal get Eto'o Jan 4 2004

    By Bill Mills

    ARSENAL have beaten off competition from Chelsea and Manchester United to grab brilliant Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o from Mallorca.

    The 22-year-old is billed as the next Thierry Henry and the £14m deal will be completed in the summer - unless Cameroon are knocked out of the African Nations Cup early enough for the move to go through in January.

    The African is a product of the Real Madrid youth system so the Spanish champions have retained a 50% share in his transfer value - and they intend to offer that £7m as part of their relentless drive to buy Henry for £50m in the summer.

    If Arsenal accept, the transfer would smash the world record and be worth £57m.

    Madrid hold no rights over where Eto'o goes, and cannot prevent Arsenal completing his signing and ignoring Florentino Perez's offer to chip an extra £7m into a move for Henry.

    David Dein's comment about "where in the world would we be able to find a replacement for Thierry Henry" two weeks ago has been taken by the Madrid powerbrokers as an indication that, with a cut price Eto'o on board, Arsenal might be persuaded to accept a bid for the Frenchman.

    It would come with the carrot of a free half share in Eto'o and set money against the cost of building a stadium at Ashburton Grove.

    Henry's own comment last week that it would be "easier to win the Champions League at Real Madrid" has also stoked Perez's determination to test Arsenal's resolve to the absolute maximum - especially in a year when the Madrid President must stand for re-election.

    I Don`t Believe The Part Where It Says That Henry Goes To Real Madrid.. And I Read SomeWhere That Eto`o 50% Contract With Real Ends At The End Of The Season.. So He`s 100% A Mallorca Player By The End Of The Season!
  9. Aussie

    Aussie New Member Elite

    lets hope cameroon get knocked out of the cup early so he can join in January
  10. lewdikris

    lewdikris New Member Elite

    No chance - Cameroon will make the final. Just have to wait *sigh*...
  11. gakc1

    gakc1 New Member

    Does anyone really think Wenger would break our transfer record in the current financial climate. I just don't think we have that much money anymore .
  12. Valleyman

    Valleyman New Member

    14 million quid seems like a lot for someone who has under-achieved the last couple of seasons. Is definatly not worth that money.
  13. Webdesignlab

    Webdesignlab New Member

    The times I have seen him he looks like a second rase Henry. then again all strikers looksecond rate to Henry so maye I am been too harsh.

    He struggles for the same type of goals and qaulity passes of Henry. Imo we need someone who is totally different. However AW is a master and I am not. If this is true then great, AW will make him a world beater.

    Regarding the price tag .. we do have £14m but that is probably it. To spend it all on one player sounds unlikely.

    We will see ... according to the papers last week Kluivert had signed with us, so we will see ... it's what Sundays are made for.
  14. Valleyman

    Valleyman New Member

    Some kind of fox in the fox, aka Kluivert or Defoe.
  15. johe

    johe New Member

    Let's hope he partners nicely with Henry, unlike Wiltord.
  16. Andrew

    Andrew New Member

    I wouldn't say Eto'o is completely like Henry. But he is the type that Wenger would go for. There is concerns he could turn out like Wiltord, but Eto'o at times can be brilliant. I still don't believe this article one bit, but if we would sign Eto'o I think he could walk into the starting line-up.
  17. Mark

    Mark New Member Elite

    i don't really think this is true, wenger said he wasn't keen on spending too much i doubt he'd suddenly go and spend £14 million.
  18. The Mini

    The Mini New Member

    Hasn't anyone thought of the consequence to Ali? He's just about become 3rd choice striker for Arsenal behing Henry and Bergy, If Eto'o comes it'll be long term. Ali will one day want to play week after week, and with both Eto'o and Henry being young he'll want to leave
  19. JazzG

    JazzG New Member Elite

    I don't rate him that highly. He had a few superb performances and has been over-hyped due to them imo.

    Arsenal ain't gonna accept an offer for Henry from R.Madrid. Nice to see them twist Henry's comments. He said going to R.Madrid would be the easy route for winning the CL so he would rather win it with us.

    At the end of this season R.Madrid will not own half of Eto'o contract so that part is BS as well......
  20. Andrew

    Andrew New Member

    Yeah, well at the World Cup I thought he was very ordinary. Missed a lot of good chances... But generally the whole team were quite bad at WC2002.

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