Premier League 2014-15 Transfer News: Eto’o Moves To Everton

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 | 0

With just days left before the close of the 2014-15 summer transfer window, it looks as though the big English Premier League sides are closing in on their big signings. This weeks news features Angel Di Maria’s massive signing for Manchester United, Mario Balotelli moving back to the EPL and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o moving to Mersey Side club Everton FC. chelsea_galatasaray_teams_line_ups-370345[1]

Everton have confirmed that they are close to completing the deal on Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o. Scoring 12 goals for Chelsea in 35 appearances, the 33-year old Cameroon star had a clash with Blues manager Jose Mourinho and was released in July. Everton beat Liverpool and QPR in the race to sign the former Inter Milan and Barcelona forward, and he joins former Chelsea team mate Romelu Lukaku at Everton.

Former Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria has been confirmed as Man Utd’s biggest summer signing, as the Red Devils finalized a £60 million deal today. The British record signing makes Di Maria the fourth most expensive player in the English Premier League, and manager Louis Van Gaal will hope to boost his side’s poor form with the star from Real. United have come under fire for their lack of signings over the last year, and Di Maria might signify the end of those criticisms.


Newly signed Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli completed a £16 million transfer from AC Milan in the past few days. The 2013-14 English Premier League runners up saw their best forward Luis Suarez leave for Barcelona this month, and the Italian former Man City player will look to fill that hole.

Speaking with The Mirror, Balotelli says it was a mistake to leave the EPL in the first place:

“We’ve been talking about coming here and I’m happy to be here. Liverpool are one of the best teams here in England. The football is very good here. It’s a great team with young players, and that’s why I came here. I wanted to go to Italy but I realised it was a mistake. English football is generally better. English football is beautiful.”

Much talk has been centred on the controversial antics that Balotelli was part of during his time with Manchester City, so we’ll keep an eye on that.

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