- Samuel Eto’o officially announced his retirement from football in 2019
- The Cameroonian could come out of retirement to play professional football yet again
- Eto’o is being heavily linked with Spanish 3rd tier outfit Racing Murcia
Samuel Eto’o could be making a shock return to professional football at 39 despite calling it quits in 2019 when he retired after his spell at Qatar SC.
The 39-year-old Cameroonian legend is being heavily linked with Spanish 3rd tier outfit Racing Murcia, a club that just received a promotion last season.
With outside investors taking over at the club, Murcia could afford to finance the signing of the three-time Champions League winner.
Reports from Spain claim that the club hopes the arrival of Eto’o will boost their chances in the Copa Del Rey when they face La Liga's Levante in the United Arab Emirates.
The club president, Morris Pagniello, told Radio Marca as cited in SPORTbible:
"At this time of the morning I would say that the signing of Samuel Eto'o by our team is at 50-50.
"Next week we will know if we can sign Eto'o. If not, we have a Plan B prepared.
"We have several investors in Mexico and the Emirates who can financially compensate the operation."
Eto’o was recently involved in a tragic road accident, but he is said to be in stable condition even as he continues to receive treatment at a yet to be identified hospital.
Photos of his car which have since surfaced online show the vehicle badly damaged in the front, with the 39-year-old thought to have suffered head injuries that had him hospitalised.
Eto'o enjoyed a glittering football career both at club and national level that saw him win a number of trophies.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Samuel Eto’o is furious that he has been labelled as a winger by judges despite him spending more than two decades playing as a top striker for various clubs.
In the compilation of the greatest XI in all categories ever, the four-time Africa Men's Player of the Year was categorised alongside perpetual wingers including David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben.
According to the compilation, stars that make up the centre-forward nominees include Gerd Muller, Ronaldo, Marco van Basten, Johann Cryuff, George Weah and a host of others.
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