Barcelona have officially announced that the deal that will see Zlatan Ibrahimovic move to Barcelona and Eto’o to Inter Milan is complete. This transfer started with a rumor and kept growing with speculation on the price and who is in the exchange too, as it was reported earlier that Hleb will go on loan to Inter Milan and that Barcelona is going to pay 40 million.
In my opinion Ibrahimovic is CURRENTLY better than Eto’o, and he will do well in Barcelona, while Inter Milan will struggle for a bit with Eto’o as the player will suffer injuries from the tough defense style in Italy. I hugely doubt it would be able to perform as well as he did for Barcelona.
I watched Eto’o while playing in his National team and he does not seem to be as effective as when he has the kinds of Messi and Xavi and Iniesta behind him. We need to wait and see, this season is very very interesting in the three leading European leagues.
July 24th, 2009
Barcelona is a troubled club now, so I expect we will be hearing many many news about many players moving from and to it. It is believed that a big number of players will most probably transfer from Barcelona this summer, after hearing that Ronaldinho and Zambrotta are moving to AC Milan and also that Thierry Henry will go back to the English Premier League, maybe going back to Arsenal, now it is the turn for some Eto’o rumors.
Ofcourse now we know that the AC Milan bid for Ronaldinho has failed, but when the news surfaced at first the thing seemed as a done deal.
Few hours after the big Barca failure in front of Real Madrid 4-1 we heard some news that Eto’o might transfer to Tottenham, then the news that maybe he will be exchanged with Adebayor, so he will go to Arsenal and Adebayor goes to Barcelona. I really really doubt that happening, but this latest news of him going to Inter Milan seems more believable.
The reports say that Inter Milan is preparing a 40 million Euros bid to capture him this summer, Inter Milan now is also trying to get Hleb, I guess that is a done deal, but Moratti now is also trying to get Ronaldinho. Moratti always likes to get big players, but will he be able to lure them to Inter Milan, he just failed getting Gerard after his 25 Million pounds bid was turned down by Liverpool.
Well, if Eto’o does come to Inter Milan that means Ibrahimovic will leave, so is it really worth it, can Ibra and Eto’o play side by side?? Well, actually yes why not, I can totally see them playing side by side, but it is too good to be true, Inter needs to be extra ready for the champions league next season, Ibrahimovic besides Eto’o makes a great attack. I know that some people will start shouting that maybe their style of play wont make them click upfront. Actually what does really matter now for Inter Milan is WHO IS THEIR MANAGER?? SHOULDNT THE MANAGER BE THE PERSON ASKING FOR PLAYERS? IS MANCINI IN OR OUT ?!!?!?!
May 11th, 2008
As I said before Adriano is back home in Brazil in rehab, trying to regain fitness. He was lately quoted by Brazilian local media stating that he would love to stay in Brazil permanently. Although he is told by Inter Milan not to talk to the press he said this to Estado de Sao Paolo “I would talk to you, but I have been banned and if I do speak then I’ll get into trouble. Incredible, isn’t it?”, Adriano requested not to be paid while his rehab is going on.
Altho clubs like Sao Paolo, Santos, his former club wlamengo were linked to Adriano his agent stil insists that Adriano wont stay in Brazil after his rehabilitation ends. Adriano was linked to Arsenal early this week and now he is linked to a move to Manchester City or West Ham.
I believe Adriano, the REAL Adriano, will be a great boost for any squad, but as I mentioned before if he ever comes to arsenal he have to know he wont play much for a while,Ii guess if he goes to Manchester City or West Ham he might be more appreciated there.
November 19th, 2007