Samuel Eto’o, 39, on verge of coming out of retirement to sign for Racing Murcia, say Spanish third-tier club
The Cameroon and Barcelona legend retired from football in September last year following a brief stint with Qatar SC, but he could soon be about to dust off his boots.
Spanish third-tier outfit Racing Murcia, funded by Emirates investors, are making an audacious move for the 39-year-old former striker.
The club’s ambitious president, Morris Pagniello, told Radio Marca: ‘At this time of the morning I would say that the signing of Samuel Eto’o by our team is at 50-50.’
“We will know next week whether we can sign him, but we have drawn up a Plan B if it’s not possible.
“We have various investors in Mexico and the United Arab Emirates who could fund the deal.
“If we sign him, the coach is committed to picking him to play.”
Murcia hope to land Eto’o in time for their Copa del Rey clash with Primera Liga side Levante on December 16.
They signed Paul Pogba’s older brother Mathias, 30, as a free agent in August.
Eto’o won the Champions League twice with Barcelona and again with Inter.