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Samuel Eto'o reportedly refuses to train with Sampdoria

Have Everton dodged a bullet with veteran striker?

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Reports in Italy claim former Everton striker Samuel Eto'o refused to take part in a double training session with new club Sampdoria.

Eto'o only joined the Italian club last week after reportedly becoming a disruptive influence in the Everton dressing room.

Sampdoria were thrashed 5-1 by Torino last weekend and Sinisa Mihajlovic is believed to have ordered double training sessions for this players this week as punishment.

However, Eto'o does not appear to have listened to his coach with several media reports claiming he left the training ground after the first training session without speaking to Mihajlovic.

Have Everton done well to get rid of a player who is rapidly looking like a troublemaker? It certainly seems the case and makes his surprise Goodison exit look like a wise move by manager Roberto Martinez.