As the possibility of Mauro Diaz moving to Elche has fallen flat on its face (with the Spanish side being forcibly relegated from the Primera), a new one has been born: Samuel Eto’o.
Tweeted this morning through ESPN’s Raza Deportiva account and via Texas Futgol, the apparent rumor is that the elder Cameroonian is to head to Dallas if a deal with Turkish giants Fenerbace falls through.
How could anyone resist the four time African footballer of the year? A three time Champions League winner? A man who has won league titles in Spain and Italy?
Eto’o is 34. He was the highest paid player in the world in 2011 on a daring adventure to Anzhi Makhachkala, full of weekly commutes between war-torn Chechnya and Moscow. After all, 20 millions Euros after taxes is worth dodging a couple RPGs.
Furthermore, it’s no secret the former Barcelona star is on nearly $100 million per week wages. Stack that on top of recent tiffs and refusals to train with his squad at Sampdoria and this has all the makings of a regrettable decision. He’s even being paid around $100 million per week. That’s two Jesse Gonzalezes per week!
This is all taken into account before we factor the stinginess of the Hunts. Frugality is not to be demonized, especially not in this situation. Furthermore, an overpaid journeyman looking for a sizable, final payday doesn’t really align with Pareja’s young and devoted mantra.
Yet, the rumor addresses the main concern for Dallas that is a month away: Gold Cup absences. Two-thirds of FCD’s strike force (Blas & Tesho) will be gone for a substantial period, leaving all poaching duties to Texeira, who despite after a full year in Texas has yet to display his full value.