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Eto’o leaving Antalyaspor for Konyaspor

The Punch | Antalyaspor announced Tuesday they have released former Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto’o, who is expected to sign with fellow Turkish top-flight club Konyaspor.

“Our team separated ways with our captain Samuel Eto’o by mutual agreement,” Antalyaspor, who are in the relegation zone in Turkey’s first division, said in a statement on the club’s website.

Eto’o, 36, joined Antalyaspor in 2015 after a short spell in Italy with Sampdoria.

He will stay in Turkey though, with Konyaspor saying Eto’o will complete a move to the club, who are one place below Antalyaspor, on Wednesday.

“The signing ceremony will held at 1500 (1200GMT),” Konyaspor tweeted, while a photo on the club website showed the Cameroonian arriving at the airport in Konya.

Eto’o enjoyed five hugely successful seasons with Barcelona from 2004 to 2009, winning a pair of Champions League titles and three La Liga crowns before departing for Inter Milan.

Eto’o helped Jose Mourinho’s team win the treble of Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in his first season in Italy before moving to Russia’s Anzhi Makhachkala.

He also had brief stints at Chelsea and Everton in the Premier League.

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  1. Etoo go and play for PWD abakwa.look at the kind of small teams u are rubishing yourself with. Your football career is finished, please drop your boots

  2. “Konyaspor saying Eto’o will complete a move to the club, who are one place below Antalyaspor, on Wednesday” Papap…is it not time to go home and do sport business?Those legs are tired and need rest

    • @ Sameboy. Et’oo is working smart and making his money. Have you ever seen a player 36 years of age signed a two and half years contract? Et’oo is using his talent to make money. He moves to a club that offers him more money, and you have a problem with that? Really!!!!!

    • Do not forget that as we all grow old, the functions of muscle and bones diminish, so it is natural to adapt and adjust to the new situation. Those strenuous gymnastics we performed during earlier times can hardly be performed today. Samuel Eto’o Fils is very probably aware of this and slowing down in consequence.

  3. what is eto’o’s annual salary at konyaspor?

    • massa eto’o lefam so nor papa? retraite no be sickness

    • @amedd… 2.5 million euros a year for two and half years contract with the option of one-year extension. He was making the same amount under Antalyaspor b4 his contract got to end this January. Antalyaspor wanted Etoo to stay and give him a two years contract, but due to Antalyaspor financial difficulty, they were not ready to pay him 2.5 million euros.