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Everton Signing Samuel Eto’o Just Might Pay Off

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Everton is a team of players which are proving themselves as genuine contenders for the title, or at least a top four finish. They have a well put together team and a manager in Roberto Martinez who knows what it takes to make a team successful. Everton have made a great investment in signing Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea after the player could not solidify the faith of Jose Mourinho. Everton has not made an excellent start in the Premier League with two draws but by no means is it a bad one. With players who are clearly class on their team, the manager is now looking for that final player who can solidify a top four finish and Samuel Eto’o can be that man.

The Cameroon international is currently a free agent after leaving Chelsea FC in the summer. There were rumors that Liverpool FC were also interested in the striker, but given after their acquisition of Mario Balotelli from AC Milan, buying Eto’o would just be absurd. This leaves Everton in the picture. If the move to Everton was to be completed, Eto’o wold have to lower his wage demand from his previously earned 130,000 pounds a week at Chelsea.

With the transfer season soon coming to a close, Martinez has a choice to make. He can either go with the youthful Manchester United striker, Danny Welbeck or go with experience and class that Eto’o provides. Both players carry a good amount of options at game time, but something tells me that signing Eto’o might just be the right thing to do considering he is a proven player.

I would not go on to discredit Welbeck as an amazing talent, but with a young prolific striker as Lukaku coming through the ranks at Everton, having someone as Eto’o to pass on some knowledge to the youngster might not be a bad idea after all.

Daviel James is a soccer writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter @davieljames, “like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.