Sampdoria still owe me – Eto’o


Antalyaspor forward Samuel Eto’o has accused Italian side Sampdoria of not paying after he left the club.

The Blucerchiati snapped the former Cameroonian international in January 2015 for what was meant to be a three-year contract, but an unsuccessful spell he left for Turkish club Antalyaspor.

Italian publication, Il Secolo XIX reports that the default is in all likelihood related to the payment of the player’s severance pay.

Eto’o said: “I’ve been waiting nine months, I’m out of patience. There is an awkward situation between myself and the club.

“This phone-call is necessary to announce that in the next few hours I’ll hold a Press conference that may be painful for the Doria supporters. However, it’s something I really must do.

“I want to be clear that I was always a gentleman with Sampdoria and I have always been treated as such. But the point is that there is a serious default, which I’ve been waiting to be sorted for nine months, and my patience has come to an end.

“I’m not just talking about the economic side, there were other parts to the deal. I haven’t been able to contact anyone at Samp for two weeks now.

“I’m also going to talk about [Fabrice] Olinga,” he said, in reference to a young Cameroonian player that Eto’o asked to be signed at Sampdoria, but who ended up abroad in Belgium.”