“Eto’o should be here in Genoa on Tuesday,” Samp sporting director Carlo Osti told Italian TV station Telenord. Eto’o, who joined Everton five months ago from Chelsea, is set to sign an 18-month contract with the Genoa side. The 33-year-old has reportedly reduced his wages by 40% in order to return.
The former Cameroon striker spent two seasons at Inter Milan and was a member of the Nerazurri’s 2010 treble-winning side that won the Serie A title, Coppa Italia and Champions League under coach Jose Mourinho.
Osti, whose side sold top scorer Manolo Gabbiadini to Napoli earlier this month, also confirmed Colombia striker Luis Muriel and Italian defender Andrea Coda will be joining Samp from Udinese. Both had agreed terms with Samp last week but the deal fell through after Udinese pulled the plug following a difference of opinion on Muriel’s injury.
“The signings of Muriel and Coda will become official shortly,” Osti said.