- Samuel Eto’o is backing Xavi for a possible coaching role at Barcelona
- The Cameroonian says his former team-mate should take advantage of Messi’s presence now
- Eto’o also warned the Catalan club not to understate Suarez’ role at the club
Former Barcelona goal poacher Samuel Eto’o has advised his ex team-mate Xavi to return to the Spanish club while Lionel Messi is still playing there, GOAL reports.
Eto’o also told the club that Luis Suarez’ efforts should not be understated because it will be a very herculean task to find a formidable replacement for the Uruguayan star.
The Cameroonian backed Xavi for a return to the club possibly as a member of the coaching crew saying he should take advantage that Messi is still there, as he described the Argentine as the “God of Football”.
Xavi spent 17 years at the Catalan club playing professional football where he featured in over 500 games, but he now manages Al Sadd FC in Qatar.
But Eto’s has encouraged his former team-mate not to wait much longer that he should quickly take advantage of Messi’s presence in the team.
“He played with him, and that will make it easier for him than for another.”
Barcelona appear to have reached personal agreement with Inter Milan attacker Lautaro Martinez ahead of a summer move.
The Argentine star has been on the Catalans radar all season long as a long term replacement for aging Luis Suarez.
However, his move to Camp Nou will see him earn about £205,000-a-week once it is completed but his Italian League club is not ready to allow him leave for anything below his £98 million release clause, but Eto’o said Suarez cannot be replaced.
“Luis is always Luis, he is one of the best players in the world in his position. It is obvious that Barca have to reinforce themselves, but it is not necessary to take away the stripes of a general. Luis is a general, he is a captain, and he cannot be demoted.
“Lautaro is doing very well, but people have a tendency to forget recent history. Luis has written the history of Barca and of football," Eto'o added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Karim Benzema has showed once again that his love for expensive cars knows no bound after acquiring Bugatti Chiron worth €2.5million which was bought three years ago by Cristiano Ronaldo.
During the time that Cristiano Ronaldo bought this car, the Portuguese was still playing for Real Madrid which means Karim Benzema has been eyeing the ride since then.
Bugatti Chiron can accelerate to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of machines which must be one of the reasons that made Karim Benzema bought the car.
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