Brazilian footballing legend Roberto Carlos has warned Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho that Samuel Eto'o could potentially damage the club's dressing room.
The pair worked together during their time at Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala, where the four-time African Player of the Year was known for his high temperament. And it is because of this that Carlos has issued a warning to the Cameroonian's new employers.
Speaking to reporters, Carlos said: "I've known Eto'o since I was 16, and from that time on he's always been a good guy who I've liked a lot. He's a good person, but there's a part of him that thinks, 'I am not the group', which is really damaging."
And Carlos added that Eto'o tried to personally take control of the transfer policy at the club, trying to sign his friends, rather than players who would actually help the club.
"When a footballer, instead of playing, is interested in signing players who are his friends...... it's confusing and strange. He did everything at Anzhi, except play football."
Carlos was part of the management that bought Eto'o to Russia in 2011, making him the worlds highest paid footballer. But Carlos knew that as soon as the former Milan player arrived, things began to change in the dressing room.
"With the arrival of Eto'o, with the values of everyone involved, I had some little problems in the dressing room and had to talk to the Russian players and explain why Eto'o was there.
"However, a moment arrived when Eto'o thought to interfere with my work, to control the club, taking my position and that of Hiddink. We talked about one thing and then he went to the players and talked about another," he concluded.
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