The veteran Cameroonian international, who had a horrendous 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign in Brazil that was slightly blighted with injury, recently joined ambitious Merseyside outfit Everton on a free transfer.
The 33 year old is expected to form a lethal strike force with Romelu Lukaku as Roberto Martinez’s side fancies their chances this season among the big boys.
Eto’o is a proven goal poacher who has won the UEFA Champions League an African record three times and scored 108 goals in 145 games for Barcelona in La Liga, finishing as their top scorer in five different seasons including an impressive 36 goals in his final year under Pep Guardiola.
“He wants to still learn and push himself and for the players around him, he is going to be a really good example. He feels ready to do that – he is at an age and moment of his career where he is ready to pass messages on. But he is still as hungry as ever to reach good individual targets and do whatever he can for the team,” said Martinez.
The four times African Player of The Year will also feature in the Europa League and might be included in Everton’s starting 11 against Chelsea on Saturday. A day too soon to face his former paymasters.