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Former Chelsea & Barcelona Striker Samuel Eto’o Mobbed at Airport as He Jets in to Sign for New Club

Turkish strugglers Konyaspor have signed placing legend Samuel Eto’o from divisional rivals Antalyaspor for an undisclosed price.

The previous Chelsea, Barcelona and Inter striker strikes to a facet who’re at the moment in a relegation battle, sitting in 17th place out of the 18 golf equipment within the Turkish Süper Lig.

The 36-year-old joins from fellow Turkish facet Antalyaspor, who’re just one level above his new membership within the desk. Eto’o has been at Antalyaspor for the final two-and-a-half years following brief spells at Chelsea, Everton and Sampdoria.

Eto’o additionally had a short spell as interim player-manager at Antalyaspor, suggesting a profession in administration might comply with as he reaches the twilight years of his enjoying profession.

In accordance with a report on the Konyaspor web site (by way of the ​Solar), Eto’o was greeted on the airport by followers who had been cheering “for a very long time” and the striker subsequently had “problem reaching his automobile.”

Eto’o can be greatest recognized by followers at European soccer for a massively profitable spell at Barcelona between 2004 and 2009. The Cameroon worldwide scored 130 targets in 199 video games throughout his time on the Nou Camp, earlier than sealing a change to Inter in the summertime of 2009. 

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He went on to proceed his prolific type, scoring 53 targets in 102 Inter appearances. He then spent three years in Russia with Anzhi Makhachkala earlier than shifting to England for transient spells at Chelsea and Everton.

A brief return to Italy adopted, the place he performed 18 video games for Sampdoria earlier than making the transfer to Turkey.

Eto’o is because of be formally unveiled to followers and media on the Konya Buyuksehir Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

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