Samuel Eto’o in action for his last club at Qatar where he retired

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku

Former Barcelona and Inter striker Samuel Eto’o could be set for a remarkable return to professional football – in Spain’s third tier.

Eto’o announced his retirement from the game in September 2019 following a spell in Qatar, however, a return to Spain looks more likely now.

Tercera Division side Racing Murcia are keen to bring the Cameroonian to southern Spain and draw him out of retirement, with a deal in the ongoing according to the club’s president.

Murcia, who were only promoted to Spain’s third division last season, benefit from investment from the UAE and Mexico.

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Speaking to Radio Marca, club president Morris Pagniello said: “At this time of the morning I would say that the signing of Samuel Eto’o by our team is at 50-50.

“Next week we will know if we can sign Eto’o. If not, we have a Plan B prepared. We have several investors in Mexico and the Emirates who can financially compensate the operation.”