Spanish club Racing de Murcia has said they have a 50-50 chance of signing legendary Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o.
Eto’o recently survived a nasty car accident while in Cameroon is being chased by the Spanish third division side – Segunda Division B Group 4 who are looking to have him return to action from retirement.
Murcia president Morris Pagniello said that the club could wrap up the deal for the 39-year-old in the coming week.
“At this time of the morning I would say that the signing of Samuel Eto’o by our team is at 50-50,” Pagniello told Marca.
“Next week we will know if we can sign Eto’o. If not, we have a Plan B prepared. We have several investors in Mexico and the Emirates who can financially compensate the operation.”
“If we sign him, it is the manager’s job to align him. But we are clear that the game against Levante is very important and that it is time for there to be exceptions,” he added.
Real Murcia is the most successful club in the Spanish third division with one Spanish Royal Federation Cup to go with eight Segunda Division titles.
Eto’o announced retirement from football in 2019 after a stint with Qatar FC in Qatar, but had a successful career in Spain playing for Real Madrid, Real Mallorca, Leganes, Espanyol and FC Barcelona.
Regarded as one of the greatest African footballers, he is the record all-time top scorer for Real Mallorca in the Spanish La Liga where he scored 54 goals.
His best scoring record was at Barcelona where he scored 108 goals in 144 games.
The four-time African player of the year is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations, with 18 goals and he is also Cameroon’s all-time leading scorer and third most capped player, with 56 goals in 118 caps.