I seriously don't understand how can ppl says Samuel Eto'o has terrible attitude problems while ignoring the fact that Berbatov is a much worse dressing-room trouble maker, yet yearning for the latter to ply his trade at the Theatre of Dreams. Eto'o is subjected to constant racial abuse in Spain where he faces alot of racism insults aimed directly at him. Despite missing out on huge chunks of first-team games this season, he still manages to amassed a total 16 goals in 20 club appearances for Barca.
Samuel Eto'o made a huge impact on the world of football while still as a teenager. He has exceptional physical qualities and made the leap to European football at the tender age of just 16 when Real Madrid signed him up and loaning him out. At the age of 17 years and 3 months he became the youngest player at the 1998 World Cup in France and was the only player who had been born in the '80's.
During his time with Mallorca, he became the highest ever league goal scorer in the history of the club, with 54 goals. Since going to Barca, he has become a veritable goal machine, scoring 25 times in his first season and making a huge contribution to winning the championship. His goal against Levante clinched the league title ultimately. He has needed just 67 matches to reach the landmark figure of 50 goals, outstripping some of the greatest Barca legends of the past.
He has already been chosen as African Player of the Year 2004, 2005 and 2006, and picked up third place in the FIFA World Player 2005. He is a full international and one of the most outstanding players in the Cameroon team and has a huge popular following in his country.In the 2005-06 season, he was the top scorer in the La Liga with 26 goals. In the Uefa Champions League Final two seasons ago, it was Eto'o who scored Barcelona's equaliser after the Catalan giants had gone a goal down to Arsenal.
Fast, strong and direct, Samuel Eto'o boasts considerable experience, despite still only being 27. He's a committed player, whose hunger for goals never gets in the way of his desire to do the best for his team. Moreover, he is fast footed and capable of leaving his markers flailing behind him, with a strong shot and is also an experienced penalty taker. Give me a chance, I'll snap him in a sec for United if he's available anytime of the day.