It looks increasingly likely today that Samuel Eto'o will be joining Manchester City after Barcelona president Joan Laporta confirmed that the world's richest club have made a 'stratospheric' offer to the player.
The Cameroon striker has been strongly linked with a move to Eastlands in recent weeks, with City the only club willing to meet Eto'o's heafty wage demands of £1 million a month. Agreeing a transfer fee is unlikely to be a problem for the two clubs, with Barca willing to let Eto'o go for as little as £23 million due to his current contract expiring in just 12 months.
The 28-year old has spent five years at the Camp Nou, scoring an incredible 130 goals in just 200 appearances. His last appearance for Barca was last month's Champions League final where Eto'o scored the opening goal of a 2-0 victory over City's arch rivals Manchester United.
It is thought the whole deal could be finalised as early as Tuesday. Eto'o is likely to be partnered by Carlos Tevez at City. The Argentine striker will finalise his £30 million move on Wednesday after spending weeks considering his future. This is unlikely to be the end of Mark Hughes' spending this summer, with a defender now believed to be his number one priority.
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I wish City Good Luck next season but as a life long Red will be hoping we can sign some players to carry on competing next season .
Tevez went because he thought he should have more first team starts but when he signs for City will he not be fighting for a place with the likes of Robinho,Santa Cruz,Eto'o , maybe he will find it even harder to get a starting place in such a squad full of attacking flair .
Would be great Tevez and Eto'o are amoung the worlds elite players it shows that the new owners are men of their word and are going to build class Club which after all these years the City faithful deserve 100% a long way from the gillingham play off