Samuel Eto’o ready to quit Sampdoria

The former Barcelona and Inter star could be set for a shock exit after a bust-up with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic just one week after joining the club from Everton

By Fabrizio Romano

Samuel Eto’o is ready to quit Sampdoria just a week after completing his move from Everton.

The Cameroon international clashed with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic after he refused to attend an extra training session following Sampdoria’s 5-1 defeat to Torino, in which he made his debut as a 71st-minute substitute.

The two held crisis talks after Eto’o elected to travel back to Milan, where he and his family are currently based, instead of train with the squad.

The relationship between player and coach have since completely broken down and the club are now considering terminating the former Inter and Barcelona striker’s two year contract by mutual consent, just one week after the 33-year-old joined the club.

Sampdoria officials refused to confirm reports of the bust-up, insisting Eto’o missed the session because of personal reasons.

Mihajlovic, however, has revealed there is a problem but insists it was entirely of Eto’o’s making.

“In order to have a row, you need two people and quite frankly Eto’o did everything himself,” Mihajlovic toldMediaset.

“He just left. He told the club and it has shown a lack of respect for me and the entire team.

“I don’t know what the club intends to do.”