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Thursday June 16 2011
Wanted Eto'o evaluating offers

Samuel Eto'o could follow Leonardo through the Inter exit after admitting that he's considering his Nerazzurri future.

The international striker committed himself to the Italian club towards the end of the season, but he's now failed to rule out a summer San Siro departure.

"It is true that I have a few offers," the former Barcelona player is quoted as saying. "I have a month off now to evaluate all of them and decide what to do.

"I'm 30, I'm close to my final big contract and we'll have to see whether I should stay or go.

"My eventual departure is not to try to earn €100,000 or €200,000 more, what matters in my career is being happy in a city, playing for a big club where I can enjoy myself."

Eto'o was a key player for Inter this term where he enjoyed his most prolific campaign since joining the club from La Liga in 2009.

He scored 21 goals in 35 Serie A games, eight goals in 10 Champions League matches and five goals in four Coppa Italia ties over the last 12 months.

The offers for his services are understood to have come from a number of Premier League sides and he has admitted that he's thought about playing his football in England.

"It's an idea that I have had in my head for a while, it all depends on finding the right club. I've had offers from good teams."

While he opened the Premiership door, he shut the Nou Camp one. "A return to Barcelona would seem impractical, something impossible."

Losing Eto'o would be a massive blow for Inter and President Massimo Moratti.

"I don't think any of the others will get offended if I say Eto'o has been our best player this season," Moratti noted in May. "He's played at such a high level all year.

"In comparison it would be like taking Messi out of the Barcelona team – without him they may not have achieved everything they did."

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