NEWS
Sunday August 21 2011
Eto'o sale brings Inter €99m!

Samuel Eto'o is expected to join Anzhi on Monday in a deal that will bring €99m into the Inter club coffers and €20.5m per season to the player.

“Thank you to everyone. I will always support Inter and ask just one thing – win even without me,” the Cameroon striker is quoted as telling teammates in the Gazzetta dello Sport.

It is widely reported the two clubs finally agreed a transfer fee worth €27m, including performance-related bonuses.

On top of that, Inter will benefit from the €12m per season wages saved until 2014, the date his contract was set to expire.

Including taxes, that figure is doubled for accounting purposes, so becomes €24m per season for three years.

In total, the €72m wage bill saving and the €27m transfer fee should boost the Inter club coffers to the tune of €99m.

It's an amazing financial deal for Eto'o as well, considering there are reports in Cameroon he will earn €20.5m per season and be given a huge villa in Moscow.

Although Anzhi are a Dagestan club, the team will live and train in Moscow, only travelling for their ‘home' games.

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