Saturday, 27 June 2009

Eto'o holding talks with Manchester City

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona forward and Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o (28) has started negotiating with Manchester City (read more here).

Eto'o would have rejected to talk with the English Premier League club for months but would now see that he hasn't a future at Barcelona anymore. Eto'o, whose current contract with Barcelona expires in 2010, has reportedly asked for a four or five-year contract.

Manchester City would have offered a transfer fee of 30 million euro° and while Barcelona had initially valued the player at 35 million euro, they would be willing to accept the bid.

Madrid sports tabloid As nevertheless claims that it looks like Eto'o will stay because he don't want to join Manchester City, which is the only club who is ready to pay what Barcelona and Eto'o ask, since the English club won't play European football next season.

Barcelona site Pelikano claims that Eto'o isn't happy with the attitude of Barcelona because Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said several times over the past weeks that the club wants to renew the player while on the one hand he didn't yet receive any renewal offer and on the other hand the club seems to have been offering the player to several clubs.


Read more:
Barcelona hopes Eto'o will retire at the club
Top players want to know about their future
The report of Txiki (3) : 60 million for Eto'o

34 comments:

pep said...

30 million euro =

42 million us dollar
25 million british pound

Anonymous said...

65 million (counting the initial budget) could be greatly used in strenghthening the club further.

jazzy said...

somebody said in Kxevin's space that Luxemburgo got fired. whats up with that?

NouBarca said...

who do we believe? Am sure if Eto comes out to say it live on TV like he did with R10 and Frank.Rjaard, people would blame him for bringing team talk to the public. Have we offere him a renweal yet? Lets offer waht we have and let him feject, then we can say he is greedy

pep said...

Luxemburgo has been twittering too much...

jazzy said...

lol pep.. :D
maybe his twitter has something to do bout keirrison..

sashi said...

read in Dailymail tat Raul Albiol has moved to Real. is it confirmed??? i mean, its just a squad addition anyway. they have Ramos.

pep said...

He said that Keirrison wouldn't play anymore... He just started twittering on Thursday. Quite effective tool.

jazzy said...

what?? thats for real? he (Luxemburgo) shouldve known better...rofl..
oh and sashi..
yes its confirmed:
http://real.theoffside.com/team-news/raul-albiol-officialis-he-what-we-needed.html
but he is not really happy bout it:
http://valencia.theoffside.com/team-news/raul-albiol-la-puta-madre.html

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sashi, they managed to get him for 15m euros, only 23 years old and many caps for Spain already. Next up is a new defensive midfielder. It wouldn't surprise me if they manage to get Alonso for 25m. Villa looks set to join Madrid as well. They are going to be very strong. We are focusing on Luca Toni and Forlan.

rohan said...

this anonymous guy has been doing rounds of the blog for a few days now and seems to be very pro madrid

sashi said...

ohhh. and rohan, its just tat ppl here are getting a little concerned about wats happening at Madrid. but we shud trust Pep n our board tat they would try to get the best for us. there are still 2 long months n loads of things can happen. anyway we have kicked started our signings. so nothing to worry.

Anonymous said...

I am just honest rohan. It pisses me off that Madrid get players like Albiol for such a good price when we are also looking for a central defender. Please don't talk about 28 year old hugely expensive Bruno Alves.

barca4life said...

We dont need albiol. Puyol Pique Marquez Henrique Milito Caceres Muniesa Botia. All of these are central defenders. Muniesa is going to be better than Albiol and Caceres and Henrique and Pique are all under 23. What we need is an experienced defender. Makes no sense having Pique Henrique Caceres Muniesa and Albiol all under the age of 24. Where will we put them all?

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Anonymous said...

Barca4life: The club is looking for a central defender. Just because you think that we have so many central defenders that we don't need it, doesn't change the fact that the club thinks otherwise and we are on the lookout. Albiol has several years of La Liga experience and would have been a very nice addition to our squad. Instead we are linked with a hugely expensive Bruno Alves with no La Liga experience and a Chygrynskij (same age as Albiol) who will cost 15m euros at least according to Ukrainian reports and who is unproven...

rohan said...

@anony
there is nothing to be pissed off mate especially when u consider how rm tend to overspend n their transfers.they got gago for 20 million when he was hardly known outside argentina, and this is not the only case, they tend to overspend on almost evry transfer.albiol's signing is probably there only economical one since the last few seasons
and our board got some very good transfers, like we got r10 for 24 million!!! we got eto for 26 million and our current board's costliest transfer till date is 36 million for alves which was actually a bargain. regarding k9's transfer we apparently paid 13 million euros to him plus 3 million euros based on his appearances. now compare this to rm's transfers and ul know the difference.

rohan said...

and the bruno alves news just seem to be rumours and we will be linked to a hundred other players during summer transfers so dont worry dude
we just won the treble so go enjoy mate

Anonymous said...

I totally disagree rohan. Madrid usually pay good prices for their players, you mention Gago from South America, but they also paid 12m for Higuain, 6m for Marcelo, 24m for Robinho (sold him for 42m), all from South America. They paid 10m for Owen and sold him for 20m etc.

I don't like Keirrison. I think he is a limited player and will be exposed as that in La Liga.

trez said...

Stop being obsessed with Madrid. They paid 175 million for three players so don't start again about how cheap they buy...

Anonymous said...

I belive Chygrynskij and Bruno Alves are the ones we are looking at. Several papers has mentioned it and it is not just baseless talk.

We can not afford to screw up like we did with Caceres.

rohan said...

u say 12 million for higuain was cheap when that guy wasnt even known
and when we pay 13 million for k9 who is the most promising striker of the brazilian league it seems costly to u?
and marcelo who? that guy cant defend even if his life depends on it
and how much did they get back for ronaldo and figo?
they just spent 160 million for two players and i guess that explains a lot...end off

rohan said...

Chygrynskij and Bruno Alves arnt the only ones we were also linked with vidic and madrid were also linked with bruno alves

Anonymous said...

Higuain for 12m was a good buy yes, just because you didn't know about him when he played in Argentina doesn't mean that nobody else knew how good he was. Keirrison is simply a limited player, he is lazy and doesn't contribute to the play of the team.

rohan said...

dude higuain was totally unkown untill madrid decided to buy him and after 2 years he finally did justice to his price tag last season
iv seen quite a few matches of the brazilian league last season and kierrison is anything but limited
he is an absolute killer in the box, can dribble past players quite easily,he can play on both the wings
the videos posted in this blog dont exactly show wot kind of a player he is and the best part about him is he isnt flashy
so pls watch him first and then comment

Anonymous said...

I have seen him play many times in both Palmeiras and last season. He can not play on the wings, he misses alot of chances, and he doesn't contribute in team play. He is similar to Eto'o in many ways, but he is lazy unlike Eto'o.

barca4life said...

Real Madrid could have had higuain for 7 million 6 months earlier but they refused. They then went back 6 months later and paid 12 million for him. So stop pretending that higuain was such a great deal

Anonymous said...

And Higuain was absolutely not unknown in Argentina, it is ridiculous to claim this.

barca4life said...

Also the rumours linking us with vidic bruno alves and the shaktar guy have been just that. Rumours.

barca4life said...

Everybody always complains. We are looking at toni as a cheap striking backup as an alternative to etoo (if he stayed) who provides soemthing different. Lets say we went out and bought benzema. Where would we put him? Would etoo henry messi benzema be happy? We all saw what happened with ronaldinho etoo henry messi. It ended up in chaos. We just won the treble. We dont need major renovations, just to strengthen areas that were weak last year. And maybe swap centre forwards if that is pep's desire. Everybody wants players but the fact is we spent over 100 million last year and 70 million the year before that. This year is a year to spend less.

hawk_barca_4_life said...

keirrison is a good prospect he can dribble well , is quick, has shot on both his leg, has height and physic good header, most of all has the composture in front of goal...
above all he was monitered by barca for last 2 yr and i trust our scout system .. and above all guardola has the final say in all transfer if he needs sme player then he has sme thing in it thats why we r after him

rohan said...

@anony
i have a feeling that u are a closet real madrid fan so arguing with is like banging my head against the wall
kierrison went on a goal drought for 6 games last season when he moved to palmerias but he later recovered and scored 21 goals in 34 games
i guess thats a very good ratio for a 20 year old prodigy and yea he plays on the wings too from wot i have seen

Anonymous said...

Who said Keirrison misses a lot of chances? He is a goal poacher and whenever he gets a chance, he scores. His finishing is just as good as David Villa or Fernando Torres or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Xaviniesta said...

anony guys could u at least get names pls. i'm sorry but its really annoying reading posts esp exchanges like these when ppl dont even want to assume identities here. this is probably a trivial pt irrelevant even but how about the small courtesy of a user name at least. we are a like community here, many if not all are regular contributors already.

thank you.

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