Eto'o and Angel to Manchester City, Trial and Truth

Perm VacationCorrespondent IJune 18, 2009

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 22:  Samuel Eto'o of Barcelona smiles as he celebrates scoring his sides sixth goal during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga at the Camp Nou Stadium on March 22, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona won the match 6-0.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

If rumour is to be true then this would mean the possible end to the acquiring of Roque Santa Cruz.

Media reports suggest that the Eto'o to Manchester City deal is very much on, British tabloid The Daily Mail claims, "sources from within the Nou Camp have stated that the deal is close to completion."

If true they are suggesting Manchester City FC will pay Eto'o a sum of £192,000 a week, proven goalscorer and obviously at present if not the best, one of the top two best in the world but you're thinking, "Can he reproduce the form for another few seasons in the English Premier League? And if not is paying Eto'o such an amount a complete gamble and possible waste?"

My answer would be a huge "No", Player Sponsors, TV rights and an increase in club revenue due to increased profile from the arrival of such players aid such a gamble.

Eto'o is in the final stage of his career, the chance, the stage where he moves on to achieve more and rewrite history if he chooses to take it. The next five years or so will be his chance to become not just a legend at one club but a legend at another also.


Is Eto'o worth all this hassle: YES

Meanwhile the media are also reporting the Spanish youth sensation, Joan Angel Roman is close to joining Manchester City but due to his age, Manchester City are being warned by his parent club Espanyol that Fifa regulations have to be followed.

Well all I can say is, the media are late and so are Espanyol late coming out and commenting as Joan Angel Roman has been with the Manchester City academy for some time now alongside fellow Spaniards Alex Pla and Jorge Guinovart.

Yes Manchester City are yet to finalise any agreements between both clubs but as far as signing players goes, City already have Angel.