The Cameroonian international striker joined Chelsea during the summer for an undisclosed fee from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, linking up with former boss Jose Mourinho on a one-year deal.
Despite offers around the globe, Samuel Eto’o decided to test his ability in the Premier League – a major league which had previously eluded him.
Some had questioned the ability of Samuel Eto’o during this season’s campaign, yet Jose Mourinho has stuck with him and the Cameroonian repaid the faith placed in him with a superb hat-trick against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
The striker’s goal tally now reads six goals in 12 Premier League appearances, a record which is comparable with his ‘better days’ when he won a famous treble in Italy with Inter Milan three years ago.
Spanish press el Mundo Deportivo reports that the one-time Barcelona goal machine has assured Barca fans that he will always like the club, but he has revealed that he prefers a different club – the place where he made a name for himself and the likely destination beyond this season:
"My son pressures me to retire in Mallorca."
"I signed all season for Chelsea and I will try to enjoy it and then, Mallorca"
Samuel Eto’o went on to give his opinion regarding the favourites for the Champions League title this season, opting for his old boss Pep Guardiola’s Bundesliga side.
"Bayern are great favourites with the Champions and others include such as Barça and Madrid are also big favourites,"
Whether or not Samuel Eto’o is offered an extension to his current contract at Chelsea, there is no doubting that he still possesses great ability. The player will undoubtedly receive plenty of other offers once he comes back from the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
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