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Samuel Eto’o eyeing return to Real Mallorca
Speaking after the game against United, Samuel Eto’o said: “I’ll always like Barcelona, but I personally prefer Mallorca. My son has pressured me to finish my career there, my son is from there. I have signed on at Chelsea for the entire season and will try to enjoy it and later on, I will go to Mallorca.”
Los Bermellones have struggled recently and were relegated from La Liga last season and they currently sit in 8th place in the Segunda Division. Mallorca chairman Gabriel Cerdà has already contacted the player’s agent after hearing Eto’o's announcement, and he is working overtime to secure a deal in place for a summer transfer.
The 32-year-old striker joined Jose Mourinho’s revolution at Stamford Bridge this summer, signing from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala. The player had previously worked under Mourinho at Inter Milan and jumped at the opportunity to test himself in the Premier League. He has gone on to make 12 league appearances for the Blues, scoring 6 goals.
A natural born goal-scorer, Eto’o has an unbelievable record including a previous four and a half year spell with Mallorca, scoring 69 goals for the Balearic Islands outfit. He then made the move to Catalan giants Barcelona, making 145 La Liga appearances and scoring 108 goals. He also scored the opening goal in Barca’s 2009 2-0 Champions League final win against Manchester United, his second Champions League win with Barcelona. Eto’o also scooped up 3 La Liga titles and the 2009 Copa del Rey with the Blaugrana.
The Cameroon born forward made the move to Serie A after Barcelona and played for Inter Milan between 2009-2011, securing yet another Champions League winners medal, a Serie A title and 2 Coppa Italia’s.
Eto’o is the The Indomitable Lions top goal scorer with 55 goals, a massive 22 ahead of the legendary Patrick M’Boma, a record that will surely stand forever in Cameroon’s football history. He has won 114 caps, the third highest, 4 behind Geremi and some way behind Rigobert Song with 137.