Manchester City are reportedly looking to get their summer spending underway with a raid for Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o.
Eto’o is said to be tempted by a move to Eastlands as he seeks to find a club to end his career with. After successful spells in both Italy and Spain the 30-year-old has admitted he would like to get a taste of English football, and with Carlos Tevez seemingly on the way out of the club, Eto’o may just be the man to fill the gap the Argentine leaves behind.
“I have many offers and I now have a month to think about what I have to do,” said Eto’o. “At 30, the next contract will be my last big one and so I have to decide if I want stay at Inter or not.”
“If it is about 200 or 300 thousand that will not make a difference to me.”
“Playing in England is an idea I have had in my head for some time and now what matters to me is finding a good team.” He added.
With Edin Dzeko also struggling to fire during his first season in England and Emanuel Adebayor on loan with Real Madrid, manager Roberto Mancini may see Eto’o as a viable option who can guarantee his side goals with the added bonus of having Champions League experience for City’s maiden campaign in European football’s premier competition.
City will face competition for the striker should they make a move, with Arsenal – another club in dire need of more firepower up front – also linked with the former Barcelona man.
However with a £10 million deal for Lille forward Gervinho on the cards and Eto’s wages likely to be a sticking point for the Gunners, boss Arsene Wenger may decide a move for the Cameroonian international would be unwise.