Transfer news: Chelsea confirm Eto'o as latest signing
The 32-year-old will be reunited with former manager Jose Mourinho
Chelsea have signed Samuel Eto'o from Anzhi Makhachkala on a one-year contract.
The transfer of the Cameroonian looks to have finally marked the end of Chelsea’s pursuit of Wayne Rooney in this transfer window, as Eto’o had always been Chelsea’s Plan B option for a striker throughout the summer if a move for Rooney did not materialise. It now appears that Rooney’s immediate future is at Old Trafford, after he took to his Facebook page yesterday to publicly thank the United fans for their support in the 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Monday night.
The 32-year-old Eto’o will reportedly be taking a £10m pay cut from his £17m per year salary with Anzhi to reunite with former manager Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. However, the Russian side are believed to have given him a £1m lump sum pay-off to get him off their wage bill.
Eto’o won the treble under Mourinho at Internazionale in 2010..
"I am very happy to be here but also anxious because I want to get playing as soon as possible," Eto'o told Chelsea's website.
"It wasn't a hard decision. I saw the qualities Chelsea have, and I was very happy with Jose Mourinho before, so when the opportunity came, I was very happy to take it."
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