In a recent interview with Spanish radio station Cadena Cope, Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o revealed his wish to return to the club where he made his first senior team debut, Real Mallorca. The quotes also suggest that the Cameroonian will see out the end of his 1-year contract with Chelsea and will not be signing an extension or another contract. This news comes as no shock to Chelsea supporters as Eto’o was clearly brought in as a stop gap solution this year. With the return of Romelu Lukaku from loan next season and the continued presence of Demba Ba and Fernando Torres in the squad, Eto’o and his wages will be surplus to the club’s needs.
“I’ll always like Barcelona, but I personally prefer Mallorca. My son has pressured me to finish my career there, my son is from there. I have signed on at Chelsea for the entire season and will try to enjoy it and later on, I will go to Mallorca.”
The former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker has scored 8 goals with 5 assists in 17 appearances and has been a fine signing from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. If Eto’o does indeed leave after one season in West London he has already written his name in Chelsea lore with his hat trick against Manchester United. With the injury to Fernando Torres, Eto’o will have many more chances to impress and build on his already impressive legacy.