Eto’O Completes Sampdoria Switch

Samuel Eto’O has joined Italian Serie A side Sampdoria from Everton.

The Cameroonian striker, 33, passed his medical on Sunday before finalising transfer formalities on a deal expected to keep him at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris until 2018.

Eto’O scored four goals in 20 appearances for the ‘Toffees’ after arriving on a free transfer in 2013.

“I’ve been blessed to spend these past few months with you,” the four-time African Footballer of the Year wrote in his farewell message on Instagram. “It’s time for me to leave, but wherever I go, I will bring with me all the memories we’ve built together.”

Samuel Eto'O Joins Sampdoria Until 2018. Image: Getty.
Samuel Eto’O Joins Sampdoria Until 2018. Image: Getty.

Eto’O scored 12 goals in 35 appearances for Chelsea last season after joining from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.

He returns for a second spell with an Italian team having spent two years with Inter Milan- where he won his third Champions League winner’s medal.

Sampdoria are fifth in the Serie A table, and trail leaders Juventus by 15 points.


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