Saturday, 15 August 2009

[2008] Contract renewal for Eto'o

this post was published one year ago:

French sports paper L'Equipe claims that Barcelona forward and Cameroonian international Samuel Eto'o (27) is on the verge of signing a contract renewal after a meeting yesterday morning between the player and Barcelona officials.

The contract of Eto'o, that now expires in 2010, would be extended until 2012 and the year salary of the player would rise from 7,5 to 9 million euro.

Asked about the rumour, sources close to the player confirmed the meeting to Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo but denied the deal and said a renewal was not the subject of the meeting.

1 comment:

one year ago, readers said...

Ramzi Tanani said...

Now that he is staying the best strategic plan is to renew his contract, extending his contract for 2 more years with 2 millions salary increase is not bad at all. without renewal he will be free to go in 2 years...with renewal after 2 years barca will have the option to keep him and extend his contract to finish his career here or sell him and for sure he will worth more than the 4 millions defference in salary the club will pay him for those 2 years based on extention...and if they decide to sell him next year of course the extention will prove being very profitable.
Yet I am not sure if eto will make it that easy for barca...may be he extend after a while, in january for example after he prove his point, but now?I think time is on his side so y will he rush what he dont need much?

groga said...

I think: the sooner, the better. If you wait till January he will probably be more expensive because of two reasons:

1. he'll have shown again that he's irreplacable

2. the expiring date of 2010 is again a few months closer which could give him and his agent the possibility to play the "on my terms or I'm off for free in 1,5 year" card

Ramzi Tanani said...

what i ment groga is that he (eto) will actualy delay his extention because he will be in a better position by time...time is on his side and thats y i was wondering if he will really accept to renew that fast

groga said...

Ok, we share the same view then. With the whole soap opera about him having to leave, we have put ourselves in a weak position.

Kxevin said...

I can't see Eto'o renewing without a LOT of crow being eaten by Txiki/Guardiola. It would be a good move by the club if they do, to preclude the loss of the player on a free, or fire sale next season.

It would be a good move if it happens, since he's the best striker option for us now, with all the other guys being locked up.

Citizen said...

I think that, at the very least, renewal negotiations will wait until the next big vote on Laporta this month.
14 August, 2008

cojonudo said...
I never thought I'd see the day that Eto'o's contract would be renewed as long as Guardiola was in charge. But I can't deny Eto'o's looked "on a mission" even if it's only in the pre season. If he can direct his wrath in the proper direction (i.e. the rest of La Liga and NOT his own team) he could be in for a monster season.

I don't think anyone can expect him to keep up with the pace he's currently been on, but at least he seems focused and serious at the task at hand. Hopefully he'll crack a smile at some point down the road - or when/if his contract is officially renewed. I know 9mil a year would put a grin on my face!

As much as I love Eto'o as a player I still have a bitter taste in my mouth over his "perceived" bail out on his teammates in the Madrid match. But it seems his teammates have put it all behind them and that's all that matters. Nothing would make me happier than to see Eto'o and Co. smash Madrid next time around, at the Bernabeu no less! I'm sure more than a few Barca players already have the date circled on the calendar.

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