Former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker, Samuel Eto'o has opened up about his transfer from Spain to Italy in 2009, claiming that, the Italian giants, "made the best deal in football history".
The Cameroon legend along with Alexander Hleb were sent to Inter in return for Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining the Catalan giants who also paid €46 million for his services. This deal became famous as Eto'o became an integral part of the Inter side that went on to win the treble that season.
Former @FCBarcelona striker Samuel #Eto'o speaks out on Pep #Guardiola...@setoo9: 🗣️ "Pep has lived his whole life in Barcelona, but in the years I spent in Barcelona, he didn't understand the squad".#UCL #beINUCL #Barca https://t.co/eXFJGU7fOe— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) April 9, 2019
“It is clear today, that move, and the opportunity that Pep gave me has gone down in history because it permitted me to be an even bigger part of football history by going to Inter. He allowed Inter to strike the best deal in football history," Eto'o said to beIN Sports as quoted by Calciomercato.
The 38-year-old who is currently playing in Qatar, spent two years at the Italian capital, making 102 appearances, while scoring 53 goals and registering 25 assists. Considered by many to be the best striker in the world during his prime, Eto'o has played for a number of clubs during his career and has won 15 trophies at club level, while also making 118 appearances for his country.