Samuel Eto’o is on the brink of a two year deal move to Goodison Park.
The permanent transfer should be wrapped up this week in time for Eto’o to be eligible – yet unlikely – to play against former club Chelsea.
Once sealed it will complete quite a coup for the blues to sign a player widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, yet obviously those days are numbered with the Cameroon international being 33 years of age.
There had been speculation about who Everton would bring in and manager Roberto Martinez had been coy on the weekend about who his preference for striking cover would be but it would seem the free agent was won the nod.
The signing will reduce some fan anxiety about Everton’s striking options and hopefully be a springboard for more positive results after two disappointing draws at the beginning of the season that Everton should have won.
Still, Lukaku and Eto’o up front is not a strikeforce to be sniffed at, and be welcomed by most fans. Eto’o will be keen to further improve his striking prowess by hooking up and learning from Steven Naismith.