Eto'o moves to Barcelona

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

African Player of the Year Samuel Eto'o completed a US$ 29.41 million move to Barcelona on Thursday.

Barcelona:

African Player of the Year Samuel Eto'o completed a US$ 29.41 million move to Barcelona on Thursday after Real Madrid decided not to exercise their option on the Real Mallorca striker. The 23-year-old Cameroon international signed a four-year deal with his new club and will wear the number nine shirt previously worn by Patrick Kluivert. This time, Samuel Eto'o is the man in question - a man not afraid to make an awkward racial reference. "I can't promise the fans that I'll score fifty goals, but I can promise that I'll run like a nigger to be able to live like a white man," said Eto'o. He leaves Real Madrid for Barcelona a slightly bitter man. Real had the chance to sign him permanently from Real Mallorca. They chose not to. "I had the hope of playing for a great club, the rest doesn't matter, I think that even if they paid me a thousand million, I wouldn't go to Real Madrid because I wouldn't be happy," he said. The Cameroon international striker joins a resurgent Barcelona with the chance of forging what could be an electrifying partnership with the prolific Swede, Henrik Larsson - a recent addition from Glasgow Celtic. (AP)

Topics : Football
Related Articles
International Champions Cup: Neymar Scores As Barcelona Beat Manchester United
International Champions Cup: Neymar Scores As Barcelona Beat Manchester United
No Real Madrid Deal For Kylian Mbappe, Insist Monaco
No Real Madrid Deal For Kylian Mbappe, Insist Monaco
Real Madrid Clinch World Record Deal For Kylian Mbappe: Report
Real Madrid Clinch World Record Deal For Kylian Mbappe: Report
Show Comments
Advertisement