Eto'o makes Russian move

23 August 2011 06:00

Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Inter Milan to sign Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o in a deal which is expected to make him the world's best-paid player.

Reports in Italy say Anzhi will pay Inter 25million euros for the 30-year-old forward, and he is set to earn a staggering 20.5million euros after tax for three seasons.

A statement on the Russian club's official website read: "Today an agreement was reached between the football clubs, Anzhi and Inter, for the transfer of Samuel Eto'o. The terms of the transfer are completely agreed on both sides."

The statement from Anzhi continued: "Anzhi expresses gratitude to the leadership of Inter Milan for their professional and constructive approach in the negotiations.

"Tomorrow the player will undergo a medical examination, following which the player will be awarded a three-year contract.

"On Thursday, Samuel will arrive at the location of his new team and will begin preparations for the match against FC Rostov."

Anzhi market consultant German Tkachenko led a delegation from the Russian club who met with their Inter counterparts this afternoon to thrash out the deal.

Eto'o scored 21 goals in 35 Serie A appearances for Inter last season, having helped Barcelona to Champions League glory in 2006 and 2009, scoring in the final victories over Arsenal and Manchester United.

Source: PA