Done Deal! Samuel Eto’o signs for Everton, set for debut v Chelsea!

Its a night of plenty of transfer announcements and Everton have provided their own.

The Toffees have confirmed the signing of Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o on a two-year deal.

Eto’o was available on a free transfer having left Chelsea at the end of last season.

In one of football’s great quirks, Eto’o, fitness permitting, is in line to make his Everton debut against Chelsea on Saturday.

On the official Everton website, Roberto Martinez welcomed the move: “I met him and we had a very good chat about football in general and I was impressed about the hunger he still has.

“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.

“We are very excited and I think Everton is the perfect home for him. The fans will make him ready and feel sharp but we have got to be a bit patient with the fitness levels and make sure he is back to his best.”

Eto’o added: “I am very happy to be here, I am looking forward greatly to putting on the Blue shirt of Everton.

“I have been very impressed by the style of play Everton adopt. I could see straight away that at this club I will have the opportunity to play football. I had the chance to speak with the manager over the last few days and we agreed that this was what we would do.

“I was impressed with his enthusiasm but also by the knowledge of football that Roberto Martinez carries, his vision of football and how he reads football. I still think I can learn a great deal from him here.”

The former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker is a more than adequate partner/back-up to Romelu Lukaku…

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