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Eto'o To Go On Strike At Turkish Club?

Samuel Eto'o To Go On Strike At Turkish Club?

By Kurt Buckerfield - Sep 12, 2017 08:59 AM @KurtLaduma

African superstar Samuel Eto'o reportedly wanted to quit his Turkish club in the recent transfer window, and could refuse to play after his wish was not granted.

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Last week, the former FC Barcelona striker's agent, Wilfried de Happi, revealed that his client was seeking an exit from Antalyaspor.

"I think the player has the right to be respected. We want to go to a club that recognises the player's true worth. He has shown he can still play at a high level, could take on one last challenge," he told Foot Mercato.

"We have told the Antalyaspor president we want to leave. We got a contract extension offer that wasn't exceptional while we had other more significant offers from clubs, some of whom are playing in the Champions League or the Europa League.

"Having rejected quite a few offers before, notably from China, we were expecting a gesture from Antalyaspor for services rendered, particularly after the historic fifth-place finish in the league."

His agent, however, also hinted that Eto'o might not be at his best if he does continue playing as he feels disrespected by the club.

"He has a contract and he'll respect it. If he has to play, he'll play. When a player isn't happy, he can't give 100%," he added.

According to CamerounWeb, Eto'o threatened to not play for Antalyaspor again if he was not allowed to leave, which is believed to have angered club president Ali Safak.

Eto'o, who is captain of Antalyaspor, has one year left on his contract, and despite the rumours he could refuse to play, he did star against Galatasaray on Sunday, scoring his team's only goal of the encounter.

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With the Turkish transfer window having closed on Friday, the Cameroonian will remain at the club at least until January.

Do you think Antalyaspor should have granted Eto'o his wish to leave? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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bark Bobby bark Sep 13, 2017 07:03 AM
I remember yr fued with Jose at Chelsea calling u a madala nd u cudnt wait to hit back at him, I like such personalities they bring controversies in the game
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Matayitayi Sep 12, 2017 09:06 PM
37 yrs still strong
jinks Joined: 22 Jul 2017
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jinks Sep 12, 2017 03:45 PM
How old is he now?
Matupa11 Joined: 12 Jul 2017
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Matupa11 Sep 12, 2017 12:00 PM
eto’s didnt know he was goin to be in dat kinda form at dat age still and i guess some big money offers nd interest in him from chinese nd arabian league may be the reason.
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Sectionwalikhosi Sep 12, 2017 11:59 AM
Madoda Eto still playing football.. How old is he
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Warras4khosi Sep 12, 2017 11:39 AM
Turkish football is full of nonsense.
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musah005 Sep 12, 2017 11:19 AM
He shall honor the contract as he penned it by choice
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Hloni'mayeng2 Sep 12, 2017 11:08 AM
It wuld b nyc 2 see eto'o @ the champions league thou
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prakazel Sep 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Forever on strike. Perfect south african he would have been kikikikikikikiki
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Faysal Sep 12, 2017 09:51 AM
Some presidents man
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 12, 2017 09:40 AM
Mxm hw cn u sign a contract wth a team and u want to leave them b4 ur end of contract,this is not lyk Eto'o,players mst learn to respect their agreement wth their employer
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