Everton boss Roberto Martinez comments on Samuel Eto'o's future

Samuel Eto'o, Anzhi, September 2011

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that Samuel Eto’o's future will be decided in the next couple of weeks.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has revealed that there have been enquiries about Samuel Eto'o, according to The Sun.

Cameroonian striker Eto'o is on the radar of Italian club Sampdoria, with ESPN quoting his agent Claudio Vigorelli as saying that "he's chosen Genoa (where Sampdoria are based) and he's really motivated."

Martinez has now admitted that the 33-year-old could leave Everton this month, but he insists that nothing has been set in stone.

“With Samuel, we are going to take a couple of weeks to decide what is the best step," The Sun quotes the Toffees boss as saying. “We have had a couple of enquiries and will decide what will be best for Samuel.”

Eto'o joined Everton in the summer transfer window on a free transfer after leaving Chelsea at the end of last season.

The much-experienced former Barcelona and Inter Milan star was expected to help the Merseyside outfit break into the top four of the Premier League this campaign, but things have not gone according to plan.

In 14 league appearances so far this season, Eto’o has scored three goals and created 11 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 80% and a shot accuracy of 43%.

Losing Eto’o will be a blow for Everton, who are currently just three points above the relegation zone in 12th, but Martinez does still have time to sign a replacement.

It will not be easy for Everton to get a top-quality striker in January, but if they can find someone with Premier League experience who can get the job done, then they should snap him rightaway.

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