Monday, 8 June 2009

Barcelona wants to renew Eto'o

Asked about the situation of Barcelona forward and Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o (28), Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said at a press conference that the club wants to renew the contract of the player:

"We hope we can find a way so he continues. That's what we want and what we hope for. Now we have to see what the intention of the player is. I wouldn't be wise for me to say more, this is a something for our technical department.

This type of things always happen in the world of football. When there's a player whose contract ends, you have to find an agreement about a new contract. If that's not possible, you have to make a decision on the future of the player. That happens every time.

I just want to say that wahtever happens we'll always be grateful to Eto'o. I've already said what I think about him. He's the best centre forward in the world and the most decisive striker we have had in many years. Together with his team-mates, he has shown with his goals that he can be decisive for Barça. He has always scored at the important moments. Just think of Paris and Rome."

Read more:
Agent Eto'o repeats wish to continue

81 comments:

Amir said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO all my dreams are crushed!!!

Amir said...

IBRA is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(:(:(

groga said...

Jesus, if you're such an Ibrahimovic fan, go and support Inter...

bojanMKD said...

renew Toure's contract NOW!!!

HouseMD said...

Nice words, Laporta... let's hope Eto'o will stay.

But I don't get one thing. A few days ago it was a story that Guardiola wants to get rid of Eto'o. Today, "we want to renew him". Quite contradictory.
The most logical thing would be renewal.
Instead of chasing Forlan (which will stay with Atletico according to his boss, I hope) let's get Juan Mata.

Amir said...

i don't like inter i like barca and u won't tell me who to support groga who do u think u are?

fcbee said...

This looks so much like a repeat of next summer. In the end Eto'o will stay because nobody can pay his salary and he'll help us life trophies one more time...

groga said...

I just make you a suggestion because your world seems to collapse because a non-Barça player maybe won't join us.... Barça is bigger than Ibrahimovic.

maximi83 said...

Yes!!!!!!!!
If that's true best signing of the summer ;-)... Best CF in the world and a real cule who always scores when it's important!
I like!!!!

DB said...

I agree that we shld renew Toure's contract as for Eto'o I dont think that Pep will count on him for d next season... but in Pep we trust!!

Amir said...

sure barca is bigger than ibrahimovic but one thing is sure he is bigger than etoo he is the striker wishes to be. he's a complete player!! etoo is a fast player full stop.

i_love_boobs_and_barca said...

Keeping Eto'o is the way to go. He is amazing.

We should just bring one more attacker who can replace him when he goes to the African Cup. Not someone expensive (Villa or Forlan), but someone else... I don't know. Pep knows, I'm sure.

Amir said...

etoo wishes to be*

HouseMD said...

Boys, calm down. Don't take it so seriously. Football is not the most important thing in our lives.
BTW, it's so stupid to give 80M for one player while we have one of the best striker at Barca.
I'd rather give 80M for the children in Darfur, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq... they're dying every day while we're arguing over some overrated players. We can't decide anything, that depends on Barca staff.

Amir said...

the funny thing is that laporta wants etoo to stay while pep wants him gone and ibra in stead and txiki u ask? he wants forlan!
heheXD

groga said...

Ibrahimovic cannot even dream about winning two Champions Leagues...

Amir said...

good point HouseMD that's why we are more than a club we donate a lot of money to help people!!
Mes que un club!! Visca el Barca!!

JR said...

Don't mind Amir, he thinks Eto'o is shit so we all know what kind of Barça fan he is.

Amir said...

ibrahimovic can't take 10 others in this back all the way he already does it in the scudetto he is human etoo is always profiting of his teammates he can't produce his own chances while ibra does it every single goal and yet assists a lot. we saw the lasts games when etoo was alone what did he do ?? ummm let me remember it was NOTHING!!

Amir said...

etoo isn't shit! i just say he isn't good enough to me to play in barca that's all

Amir said...

and u too JR won't tell me who i am i'm a barca fan like u the only difference is that is i look to the next season with hunger to 6 cups u will good with 1 the copa cause RM are going to buy everything walking on two feet so we need to take the challenge and not be afraid to lose an off star i will call it

jazzy said...

contract is complex. even if both want to continue to work together, that doesnt mean they agree about the new contract. so will see. I hope if eto'o does wants to renew, he doesnt demand crazy money.
and if he stays we will still have to find another striker, a no.9. i love bojan, but he is not a pure striker no.9 he best to fill henry position and hope he will develop there.
hope for the best for both barca and eto'o.

groga said...

Yeah, Eto'o did nothing over the last games, he just killed Ferdinand-Vidic, which is considered to be the best centre-back duo in the world and gave us the Champions League and the treble.

I think I'll leave it there...

pep said...

Calm down, guys. Everybody is entitled to his or her opinion, just try to express it in a respectful way and not to get personal.

Ramzi said...

Asked about the situation of Barcelona forward and Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o (28), Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said:

- We hope we can find a way so he continues...Now we have to see what the intention of the player is....

- you have to find an agreement about a new contract. If that's not possible, you have to make a decision on the future of the player.

- I just want to say that whatever happens we'll always be grateful to Eto'o....

Everything else is just a meaningless speech laporta added as a cliche'. The keywords till the moment, is a sign that renewal is so far from being Certain.

James said...

Even though the situation has never changed. In the span of 10 minutes, just because pep posted a different headline. Suddenly the mood went from hating the management for not signing Eto'o to jubilation at the prospect of retaining Eto'o.

HouseMD - because these stories are just rumors and can be spun any way you like it. Agents, Barca, will always give standard answers like "we want Eto'o to stay, but we will study any offer that comes in" and the headline any site could choose for that quote could be 'Eto'o ready to leave!' or 'Eto'o ready to renew!'

Amir said...

good news Ramzi:D

Messi108 said...

Very Good point Ramzi !

Anonymous said...

My huge respect to samuel ETO'o. He's the fastest and most spectacular centerforward I ever saw. Remember Paris, Remember Rome and more...Kurt

groga said...

Laporta just don't know what to say: he don't want to renew but he cannot say that because if he does, his value will drop...

Marc4barca said...

pep is the boss and when the boss steps everything which is inappropriate must stop.

May i remind groga that u don't have to like all of barca players and make them favorites because you are a barca fan, that is being biased. people think being a fan means everything must surround that team so if you question amir his loyalty to barca i will question your love for football cause it seems all you know is barcelona. i love zlatan and ronaldo, i like sergio ramos and casillas, higuain is better than eto i say these cause i am a fan of football as much as i am of barcelona. amir likes zlatan more than eto so do i, does this make him and me traitors? you should think about what football is and what this sport is about before you question someone's loyalty. i wont reply to you unless your answer is a sensible one.

jazzy- i agree with you on the contract talk and bojan. i hope eto doesn't ask for a pay raise cause that will take awya money and time from barcelona who are in a bid race with chelsea, manu and real for ribery and looking to sign other big stars.

groga said...

No, but fans could refrain from minimalizing the performances (or worse) of one of the best strikers in the history of the clubs, who has scored decisive goals. This isn't Maxi Lopez we're talking about...

Although to some it seems like that.

NouBarca said...

Hmm. As for me, I would keep Sammu till he needs walkign sticks. He is as good as any centre foward and he understands Barca style. And Ibra might not be an instant hit like some people expect. Ask anyone if Hleb would be so poor in Barca, nobody would have said no. But he came and hes struggled. He was one of the top 3 dribblers int he world for me when he was with Arsenal. So its better to stcik with the "devil" we know (Sammu) than GAMBLE on Ibra who even has a bigger ego tham Sammu. And what as Sammu done this last season that woudl make anyone not want to give him an extension?

Amir said...

ibra ain't a GAMBLE cause everyone knows his skills indeed etoo is more a gamble cause i doubt he could score that much next season and be as fast as this season cause that's his only quality his speed

Marc4barca said...

i agree with you nou ibra might not be an instant hit, but henry wasn't either and all superstars won't start the same way, hleb actually started well until he got that injury in group stage match. alves is a huge star and he fit in perfectly and that was gamble cause we paid huge amount of money for a RB. to tell you the truth samuel did alot to deserve a contract extension but at the same time he is hurting himself for lagging on the contract talk. how many times have we seen a topic with laporta saying we are waiting on the player and we have our team divided on who to sign, that can't be good for business.

hamad_ali said...

@amir u like ibra a lot , and im not saying u shouldn't , he's one hell of a player , and in football it's impossible to find a unanimous virdict on the best player in some position we've seen it throughout history (maradona pelee - ronaldo zidan - messi ronaldo - etc) but don't u think it's too much to say that eto'o doesn't deserve to wear the barca shirt ?
for me he's one of the best and if there is a swap deal it would be eto'o for another player with no cash involved .
just my humble opinion .
just one personal question if u don't mind : are u by any chance sweden ?

Amir said...

no hamad_ali i'm not sweden. are u arabe? u don't have to answer if u don't want

barca4life said...

who says we cant sign etoo and bring in zlatan? If we move zlatan to the "2nd striker position" where henry is and henry takes up the larsson role we can have them in the team. Not to mention henry is 32 and could start to slow down a little and etoo will be gone for 1.5 months this season. I see no reason why zlatan still cant come

Amir said...

ummm let's say he can come to barca but i don't think barca is big enough to have them both the two of them present a paradox huge talent but also huge personality it will be a tikking bomb the two of them has a big ego

kamikaze kontiki said...

Hamad, I noticed this earlier coz I thought it interesting but it seems that most of the Swedish Barça fans on this dont support Ibra.

barca4life said...

I think both zlatan and etoo have matured. Plus etoo knows pep wont stand for any nonsense. there is a saying from my parts "mokey know which tree to climb". Etoo knows how much he could have gotten away with when rijkaard was boss and he pushed it to the limit. Pep dont take no crap from anybody. He can handle any situation that occurs and if it does occur whoever is responsible will be out of barcelona so fast they wont know what hit them.

Amir said...

i support zlatan because of his skills not because of my nationality...

barca4life said...

that should read "monkey know which tree to climb"

Fred_FCB said...

Guys, all this, all these articles, they are just mumbo jumbo.

Laporta has to make sure he does not alienate Eto'o, while at the same time keeping the door open for a possible replacement. Adding to that, he has to be vague enough to keep interest high that IF Eto'o leaves, theres a place for "one of you bigshots" to take. Even more so, he cant use words that in any way would say Eto'o is leaving since that would mean the possible transfersum drops.

At the same time, Josep Maria Mesalles has to attract interest from other clubs to boost his clients chances of a favourable deal. But he cant close the doors to a renewal.

Mino Raiola has the same job cut out for him. He, on the other hand, has a lot more to gain from a transfer of Ibra than Josep Maria has from an Eto'o exit.

Finaly we Moratti. We have to understand he has the best bargaining position of them all here. Ibra is tied up in a longterm contract with a very high weekly salary. Besides that, Ibra just won his 5:th consecutive Scudetto and earning the Campocanonieri in the process. He can sit back, enjoy the rumours and smile.

Either Moratti recives an offer thats high enough and then he sells, or he keeps his precious jewel.

Win win anyone?

And even if a bid high enough comes in, its likley that the club bidding will not be able to match Ibras wage demand.

Basicly, Moratti has all the aces in the deck. Everything in the media from now on will be, as usual, a positional war. Rumours, lies, acceptance, denial, praise and asurance.

God... its gonna be a long summer :)

Amir said...

i see my admiration to zlatan was quite revealed :D :D XD
till it confused u bout my identity if i'm sweden or not
lol XD
Ibra and Barca fan forever till death!!!!! VISCA EL BARCA!!!

Amir said...

to say the truth the first bid of barca was ridiculous etoo +25 kilos for ibra + maxwell?! etoo +25 mil maybe for ibra OK but with maxwell included they have to raise the bid
i think etoo +40 mil should do for zlatan and maxwell no more than that
i think it will be fair for all the parties inter get a good striker and a good amount of money and we get our wishes a good striker (the best i may say) and a left back

Han said...

Transfer targets with a realistic budget.


Eto’o is hopefully staying but I guess 50/50 chance of going if fine offer comes in from UK (guess at least +25 mill )
Guddy on way out probably in between 5-10 mill.
Jorquera (+-500k) definitely out, no reason to keep and is hindering a true future Valdes competitor, whether bought or promoted from B-team.
Caceres out on Loan (diminishes fee for incoming players while gaining A-level experience)
For Hleb we could get 10 mill maybe 12, question is whether we can buy somebody with same potential and versatility for same amount ( Sell if we get +12m or if we can use him to get Ribery or Ibra = looks unlikely so stays)


If Eto’o stays well have around 40 mill to spend if Hleb stays or 50 if he goes.

We need absolutely a LB, Forward/LF and CM/LW other needs are RB, GK, DC and extra midfielder.

How do we go from here? According to ” insideknowledge said “ these are the targets currently looked at.

LB
ashley cole (around 30 mill)
guilherme (almeria) (around 15 mill)
ahly cissokho (porto) (around 20-25 mill)
yuriy zhirkov (around 20-25 mill)
gael clichy (min 20 mill)
anderson pico (8 mill)
felipe luis. (5-10 mill)


midfield

javier mascherano (+25mill)
javi martinez (around 10 mill)
jean makoun (around 10 mill)
jeremy toulalan (around 15-20 mill)

left wing

ribery (+ 40 mill)
mata (around 15-20 mill?)
david silva (around 25-30mill?)

centre forward

ibrahimovic (around 50-60 mill)
forlan (around 25-30 mill)
villa (around 40mill)
benzema (around 35-40 mill)
edin dezeko (around 20 mill)

Remember only 40 max 50 mill to spend unless we sell “core players like imo (eto’o, henry, yaya,…).
OK players valuations are estimations but I guess not more than 5 mill around which a fee can be agreed eventually.

S= I am hoping to keep Eto’o and undecided about potential replacements.

As for back-up CF though, I entertain the idea of getting a new Larsson type to break anti-football of opposition sides next season: random guesses Novo from Rangers, Luca Toni (not really expensive but big wage demands I guess not ready for full-time back-up role).

What are your thoughts?

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Anonymous said...

Sell Puyolllllll and bring Raulll

Amir said...

i think we should sell etoo 30 mil guddy 10 mil hleb 10 mil milito ?? and jorquera 0.5 mil.
that should give us a budget of 80 mil respecting barca wills to invest 30 mil in transfers
bring in:
anderson pico or felipe luis they will add brazilian flavor to our team even cissokho would be an option don't think they will cost more than 10 mil
for the midfield
i think javi martinez felipe melo or hernanes could do the do quite well no more than 20 mil
for our famous left wing
we should get ribery at any price!!
and for the center i think u all know my wishes : ZLATAN!!!!


so i think we should invest more in the market cause we won treble so we should get fresh legs even if it will get over our budget we should take the 3 titles money.:D to maintain form

sashi said...

all the best, u anon-Madrid fan. u guys would always be anonymous on the football field even though u have Kaka or Ronaldo bcoz there's something called defence in football which is never seen in Madrid's footballing books. why am i wasting my energy on a stupid dickhead???

Dan R said...

Amir, are you israeli?

Amir said...

yep Dan R i'm from israel but i'm from arabic roots let's call it like this why u also are israeli?

lawrenzo said...

Valdes

Alves Puyol Pique Abidal

Toure

Xavi Iniesta

Messi Villa Ribery

Subs: Pinto, Oier, Pique, Marquez, Victor Sanchez, Henrique, Filipe, Victor Vazquez, Keita, XaviTorres, Busquets, Fabregas, Pedro, Henry.
Won't that be a more dignified squad,Eto'o has had his days at barca and i can assure everyone that we will win trophies next season but trust me people will still visit this blog and start accusing him again cos he is still going to score 2 out of every 10 chances he gets in a game.Wanna place a bet? Ibra in my opinion is great but his transfer fee is ridiculous whereas the issue of "MIdget" makes nonsense to me because there are several tall strikers who aren't good.Should Villa sign for madrid you guys will all understand what i am saying.Note Kaka will definately sign for them.Peace

NouBarca said...

So how much would this "beloved Ibra" ask for? lower than Eto's current? think again. or would it still fit into our wage bill? and if was the best striker int eh world, why would Inter sell him?

Amir said...

inter isn't selling ibra.
ibra is wanting to leave that make a lot of difference

tero said...

Is that Kaka-Real Madrid thing official yet

barca4life said...

breaking news : milan close to signing dzeko

BarcaBaby said...

If you take a close look at the players we are looking to sign, I feel that these are our best options.
Obviously we all would like to see Ribery on LW, However the skill of zhirkov cannot be overstated. He can play LB LWB or LW. Edin Dzenko should be priority over Ibra. He's about 50 million Euros cheaper just as tall and faster than ibra. In regards to every1 advocating for the smaller CF's we really should address our height on the front lines.

If you haven't taken a look at zhirkov or dzenko I really suggest that you do. We can pick up these players "relatively" cheap in comparison to the numbers being thrown out, and both players have "crack" potential

BarcaBaby said...

Sorry I follow bundesliga, and I can vouch for this kid. He is worldclass And Barca material if installed as he is now.
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bojan! said...

i want...

official: Ribery joins barca!! c'mon Txiki

Dan R said...

yes i am Amir... hehe... you sound like the typical israeli... very extravagant or however u spell it :D
you remind me of Filus from Eretz Nehederet.

Anyways, i think you are too much obssesed on Ibra and not very objective.
Bad things can happen too you know.

i forgot my name said...

is barca sleeping or what????? yuri is gone, asenjo is gone n now dzeko... OMG! r we planning to bring in any new player or no????
now as kaka's move to madrid is almost over madrid will start their pursuit for ribery!!!!
but still i feel madrid will suck next season no matter whoever they get.

REAL MADRID SUCKED, SUCKS AND WILL CONTINUE TO SUCK!
HAHA MADRID!

Anonymous said...

@ Dan R + Amir




you knew he is from israel (me too)when he said without respect

you are an arabi right?


its easy to recognize that how he speak about arabs....

its like this israel is the new Nazi regime !!!
all of you have blood on your hands.

almost every israele has killed allready a palastinian ...


and its nice that in the way you speak , everybody can know where you from ...


there is no innocent israelis there is only innicent jews living in other countrys


i am jew bytheway and think all israelis are Nazis , Liberman is your idol.




peace

i_forgot_my_name said...

werent we supposed to discuss here about barca offering etoo a possible renewal?

chill guys!!!!
relax!!!!

BarcaBaby said...

You scared me *I forgot my name...
Edin dzeko and yuri zhirkov have not signed any official contracts...However BARCELONA PLZ DONT Sleep on these players...PLZ DONT let them slip

rory said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

@rory

tagid le kama aravim kvar haragta ???

rotse ledaber al ha tora ?


atem bne zonot natsim !!!


beglalchem soneem ol hayhodem ya haiot.


ane hayete 4 peamim ...

mavit lenatsim hatsyonim

Anonymous said...

guys no politics here...

so anony above and stupid amir (son of whore)

amir dont speak without respekt about arabs !!!

and anony i am sure that not every israely killed arabs(this is absurd)

Anonymous said...

only english please

rory said...

no politics is right. hopefully others will delete their posts as well.

Anonymous said...

Amir, you don't know much about soccer man. The fact tha Ibra imppresses you that much does not mean he will be the striker that you think he will be.what exactly has he achieved in Inter???? Dont compare him to Eto who has won two champion leagues and three league title, 4th all time barcelona goal scorer with a goal average of 0.75 goals per game. achievement is the name of the game. Eto performes great when ronaldhino was pack leader, and what exactly did barcelona achieve when Eto was mostly benched 06/08 and 07/08???? It takes a winner to win. Every year that Eto has played a full season, Barcelona has won many titles!!!!!!

Amir said...

guys i think we got too far i am arab that's why i asked hamad_ali if he's one no other reason!
i wanted to know if i am the only one who reads this why all of u are so racist i think all must delete their comments u went too far and anonymous if it wasn't a blog i bet u were already dead no one calls my mom a whore and stays alive?
have respect for others fool

Amir said...

sorry if i hurt someone by the way we didn't need to get so far nor so personal:(

Amir said...

i think we should all apology
i personally am very sorry bout what happened here

i forgot my name said...

nice!
now sing along.....

VISCA EL BARCA!

barcelona galácticos se iniciará la evaluación de!(used google translate for this xD)

NouBarca said...

good to see we are back to football. I hate politics with a passion!!!

AJ said...

No offense NouBarca but I can't imagine people putting passion into hate.. unless if it's for Real Madrid hehe.

Anyway, the Zlat Attack would be good for our team. Adds a dimension. But that punk ain't got nuts on Samu, no to swap deal. I don't mind taking him in to replace Henry's role though.

R10FCB said...

seriously what is with our negotiating with transfers and players?? its been rumoured we will get all these players and nothing has even been done about it, now we are unsure about renewals of certain players. real madrid said they want players, they have signed kaka now, they also look like they will sign ronaldo and villa soon.
if we want players and want to sell some, we need to do it quickly because if we dont we wont sign any world-class players.

Anonymous said...

@ Amir you wrote

guys i think we got too far i am arab that's why i asked hamad_ali if he's one no other reason!



let us get real here ...
you dont call your self as arab ...

you are israeli/jew (sfaradi) with old arabic roots , this people n israel have voted 85% for netanyahu/Liberman/Mafdal and known fo the fact that they are always with extrem right partys (liberman) and really hate arabs (palastinians and others).

you know and Dan R know (thats why he knew you from israel) .

its just the way people speak about others ...

n germany here they was calling jews funny names "der jud macht's gut" and the way isralis speaks about arabs is really similar in this days (arbosh) ...

enough with politics , just stop speakig about politics and i´ll do...

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