A second Russian billionaires is in line to hire the world’s most expensive football maestro making him look more like an expensive Russian billionaires toy than the exceptional attacker that he is. Eto’o Fils, Cameroonian international attacker will most probably move to London Club Chelsea as early as January 2014.
His shock transfer from Inter Milan to little known Russian club Anhzi Makhachkala in 2010 surprised football pundits but it was no brainer the 32 year old Cameroonian attacker was doing it for the money. Eto’o is paid $54 million dollars annually before tax excluding extra endorsements.
He earns more money than FIFA best footballer Messi Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who might unseat Messi as FIFA best world player this year.
Chelsea boss and Another Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich has deep enough pockets to afford Eto’o though he is expected to pay less for his services.
There are speculations Chelsea might be his next destination when Eto’o himself told The Daily Mail,
“there is only one Jose Mourinho. I have played under a lot of great coaches – but there is no other character in the game like Jose. He is one of the best coaches in the world – and we had a lot of success together at Inter Milan. I would like to have the chance to play under him again because it is never boring when Jose is around”
After failing to get English international Wayne Rooney, Chelsea’s “old” new coach Jose Mourinho still badly needs an attacker of world class and is presently monitoring the career of Eto’o in Russia.
Suleyman Kerimov 47, the Russian billionaire banking Eto’o’s present team Anhzi Makhachkala wanted to spend some of his money and decided to hire the Cameroonian international from Inter Milan and agreed to pay him the highest salary of any footballer on earth. Eto’o has played relatively well for the team but the team is still struggling in the Russian premier league. The billionaire succeeded in his attempt to bring some excitement to the Russian premier league.
With his aims achieved and a few billion dollars poorer, the Billionaire now wants to shelve off some of his expensive acquisitions. That will mean Eto’o will soon be on the market and he and his agent will not expect the next team that buys his services to pay as much money as the Russian billionaire. Eto’o must accept a salary cut of a couple of millions to be marketable because anything above his present salary will be too expensive for even Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona, Arsenal or Bayern Munich, the five richest clubs on earth.
The premier league 2013-2014 season kicks off this Saturday August 17th 2013 meaning Eto’o will not be playing in the premier league this year. He might however be available for the January 2014 transfer window.
Eto’o Fils shot to international prominence in 1997 when he first played for Spanish side Real Madrid when he was only 16 years old. He has since gone on to play for Leganes. Espanol,Mallorca, Barcelona, Inter Milan and now Anzhi Makhachkala.
His number 9 shirt might next pop up in a London team (Chelsea) where he will meet his old coach Jose Mourinho
“The special One”.
Both player and coach still have a special relationship.