ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Former Barcelona forward Samuel Eto’o on Wednesday completed a transfer to Turkish first division club Konyaspor after three years with another club in Turkey.
The 36-year-old Champions League winner signed an 18-month contract with Konyaspor after leaving former club Antalyaspor, who also play in the Turkish Super Lig, through “mutual consent.”
“Eto’o is a very important player in the world and in Turkey,” Konyaspor president Fatih Yilmaz said. “We are happy to see him in Konyaspor.”
Konyaspor is currently two points behind Antalyaspor who are both in the relegation zone.
The decorated striker has enjoyed a long career with a host of top clubs.
He had five successful seasons with Barcelona from 2004 to 2009, winning two Champions League titles, and three La Liga trophies—scoring 130 goals in all competitions.
Eto’o left the Spanish giants for Inter Milan in 2009, helping them win the Champions League, Serie A, and Coppa Italia titles in his maiden season in Italy.
The former Cameroon international, and two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner, also had brief stints with English Premier League sides, Chelsea and Everton.
Meanwhile, the European football transfer window deadline on Wednesday saw a host of big names move across different teams.
Premier League club Arsenal completed the much-anticipated signing of prolific Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, for a reported £56 million.
The transfer ended a merry-go-round of moves as Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 31, signed for Chelsea following Aubameyang’s arrival with Blue’s forward Michy Batshuayi, 24, leaving for Dortmund.