Eto’o passes physical at Sampdoria, move from Everton all but official

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Sampdoria is hoping one of the world’s biggest names can help it stay in the Serie A’s chase for European competition.

Samuel Eto’o is all but a member of i Blucerchiati, moving to Sampdoria from Everton.

The 33-year-old Cameroonian striker joins a Sampdoria side currently tied for third in the table with 34 points. The club is looking for a boost in goal production, and Eto’o is looking to find some himself.

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Eto’o has three goals in 14 Premier League appearances this season with the Toffees after netting nine in 21 matches with Chelsea last season. That’s a bit off his hey day with Barcelona and Inter Milan, when he scored 20 or more goals four times in seven seasons.

Sampdoria, for what it’s worth, is led by 23-year-old Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini (7 goals) and 28-year-old Brazilian vet Citadin Eder (6).

Sampdoria drew Palermo 1-1 on Sunday.