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Samuel Eto'o completes move from Everton to Sampdoria

Striker's brief Goodison career is at an end

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After weeks of speculation Samuel Eto'o has appeared to finally complete his transfer from Everton to Italian side Sampdoria.

The Cameroon striker was pictured travelling to Italy at the end of last week and has now been introduced in a Sampdoria shirt by the Serie A side.

Eto'o is believed to have agreed a lucrative two-and-a-half year contract, bringing an end to an all too brief Everton career that only began in August.

The 33-year-old was believed to be keen for more playing time as well as a a move closer to his family in Italy, though there were also rumours that he was a disruptive influence in the dressing room.

Everton were reluctant to sanction the deal until a replacement was found, though the delay left Sampdoria frustrated, the Italian club at one stage questioning "who was in charge" at Goodison Park.

Now the move has gone through hopes have been raised that Everton have indeed found a replacement. Though given this is Everton I wouldn't get your hopes up.