Eto’o left Everton after just five months to join the Serie A side last Tuesday but has endured a disastrous start to life back in Italy after losing 5-1 to Torino on his debut before refusing to do a double training session and left the camp.
Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said: “I don’t know why he left, nor do I know what the club plans to do now.
“All that is certain is that the player didn’t give me any explanation. I consider it a serious lack of respect toward me and the squad.”Embed from Getty Images
There have even been reports that Eto’o is ready to tear up his contract with the club and the New York Cosmos are reportedly watching the situation with interest.
The NASL side are joined by Chinese club Shanghai East Asia in their pursuit for the 33-year-old Cameroon striker and the report in the Daily Mirror claims that the Cosmos have already offered Eto’o a contract should he wish to jump ship again.
Sampdoria is the fourth club Eto’o has played for in 18 months as he left Anzhi Makhachkala to join Chelsea in August 2013, before moving to Everton last summer.
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