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Football: Everton sign Eto'o on free transfer

Published on Aug 27, 2014 7:33 AM
Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o waves to a supporter in the stands during a team soccer training session at the national stadium in Brasilia ahead of their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Brazil on June 22, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

aLONDON (AFP) - Everton announced on Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014, that they have signed Cameroon great Samuel Eto'o on a free transfer after he was released by Chelsea at the end of last season.

The 33-year-old striker has signed a two-year contract and could make his debut against his former club on Saturday when Chelsea visit Goodison Park in the Premier League.

"I met him and we had a very good chat about football in general and I was impressed about the hunger he still has," Everton manager Roberto Martinez told the club's official website.

"For someone who has achieved nearly everything, he still has the desire he had at 15 when he went to Spain and showed what he could do. For many reasons he has got a point to prove.

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