Eto'o completes Barcelona move

August 12, 2004
MADRID, Aug 12 (Reuters) - African Player of the Year Samuel Eto'o completed a €24-million ($29.41 million) move to Barcelona on Thursday after Real Madrid decided not to exercise their option on the Real Mallorca striker.

The 23-year-old, who signed a four-year deal with his new club and will wear the number nine shirt previously worn by Patrick Kluivert, said nothing would have persuaded him to return to his former side Real Madrid.

'If they had offered to pay 1000 ...

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