Emmanuel Adebayor, 25, has left Arsenal to join Manchester City. The English club has spent a whopping 28 million euros to obtain the services of the Togolese international striker for five years. Meanwhile, in Barcelona, Samuel Eto’o situation is likely to be settled soon. The official announcement of the Cameroonian international’s contract with Inter Milan is expected soon.
For a net salary of 170 000 euros per week, the Togolese striker, Emmanuel Adebayor has finally decided to join Manchester City, where he is expected to play for the next five years. The 25 year-old, Saturday, finalised his contract with the English club. Manchester City has already disbursed over 64 million euros to recruit four other European players.
With a 46 goal aggregate in 104 Premier League matches while playing with the Gunners of Arsenal, Emmanuel Adebayor, who had initially demanded a salary of 200 000 euros, is reported to have given great thought to the offer before responding favourably to the Citizens.
After signing his contract with Manchester City, the Togo national team captain indicated that he did not sign with the club “because of the money” but because he was impressed with Manchester City chairman, Mubarak’s ambitions for the club. According to Adebayor, he wants to be part of a team that is aspiring to become one of the best in the world.
Eto’o goes to Inter Milan?
Meanwhile in Barcelona, a stifling situation appears to be clearing up for Samuel Eto’o, another principal African international footballer in Europe. The Cameroon international, currently at loggerheads with the Catalan club, could pack bag and baggage and head for Italy next season, specifically to Inter Milan.
Barça and the Italian club appear to have agreed to swap Samuel Eto’o and the Swedish player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The latter, according to reports, does not mind having his salary reduced to join the Catalans. However, according to reports from the Spanish press, Samuel Eto’o who gets about 7.5 million per year at FC Barcelona, has said that he would not sign with Inter Milan if his salary is not increased to 10 million euros per season.