Ex-Manchester United coach backs Eto'o to join Chelsea

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Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has backed Samuel Eto’o to join Chelsea this summer.

Meulensteen, who was manager of Anzhi and Eto’o for just 16 days before being sacked, believes the £6m rated star would be a success in the Premier League.

The former Anzhi coach believes Eto’o would relish the opportunity to link back up with his former boss Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, the ex-United coach said: "I can see it happening.”

And, despite coming to the latter stages of his career, Meulensteen is confident Eto’o can adapt to the Premier League.

"I mean I know Samuel is a bit older, coming to the end years of his career, and obviously the English Premier League throws completely different demands on you, different than he’s been used to the last couple of years. 

"But he’s still a very, very good player and if he’s surrounded by better players, if they can get him into scoring positions in the box he’s still very, very, very good.”

Meulensteen has also backed Willian to become a success in the Premier League, as he looks set to join Andre Villas-Boas’ Tottenham revolution.

He continued by saying: "I've worked with him for a short time but I really, really like him. He will be an asset for whoever's going to get him.

"If it's Spurs that's going to get him they'll get an excellent player. He's very versatile, he can play in different positions, he's a very creative player and an excellent professional with a very good personality.

"He's going to be a major trump card for Spurs if they can get the deal to go through."

Tottenham also look set to complete the signing of Erik Lamela as they close in on hitting the £100m mark this summer, however the future of Gareth Bale remains uncertain.

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