The world’s highest paid footballer - and it’s not who you think it is - has hinted at the possibility of reuniting with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
Samuel Eto’o's current club Anzhi Makhachkala are looking to offload some of their stars as the strains of their financial situation worsen. The Russian giants want to trim the fat and will probably look to their colossal wage bill, in particular the 20 million Euros (after tax) they pay each year for the Cameroon International services. With this news in the offing, it is reported that Mourinho is weighing up a move for Eto’o as he continues his search for a new striker.
Eto'o, who was a key player in Mourinho’s hugely successful Inter Milan team, is a huge fan of the Portuguese Coach and admits he relish the opportunity to work with him again.
"There is only one Jose Mourinho. I have played under a lot of great coaches - but there is no other character in the game like Jose," Eto'o is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.
"He is one of the best coaches in the world - and we had a lot of success together at Inter Milan. I would like to have the chance to play under him again - because it is never boring when Jose is around."
The question surely on everyones mind is the price - not just a transfer fee, but will Eto’o still want or even demand the kind of money he currently earns? There is no doubt about his abilities, but would Chelsea be brave or foolish enough to pay it? Time will tell, with Eto’o obviously not shy about the possibility of a switch to Stamford Bridge.
"Of course Chelsea are a great team - and when we have all the offers on the table then I will discuss with my agent and see what my next step is."
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