Thursday, November 26, 2009

Samuel Eto'o Files €3 Million Lawsuit Against Barcelona

The Cameroon striker feels that he is entitled to a payoff from the Blaugrana after his summer move...

Inter striker Samuel Eto'o is pressing ahead with his compensation claim after his summer transfer from Barcelona, and it is now reported that he could receive up to €3 million from the Spanish champions.

Spanish news agency EFE report that he has filed a lawsuit claiming €3m in compensation, as he believes that he is entitled to 15 per cent of his own transfer fee.

His valuation was set at €20m during the summer, as he formed a makeweight in the transfer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and the Spanish Footballers Association (AFE) state that players are entitled to 15 per cent of any fee.

However, this only applies to transfers between Spanish clubs - a fact that Barcelona have been keen to point out. The Blaugrana have also stated that any cut of the transfer fee should be paid by Inter.

A similar case took place in February 2008, when Albert Luque demanded compensation after his move from Deportivo La Coruna to Newcastle United. The striker demanded 15 per cent of his transfer fee (€14m) and was duly awarded €2.1m.

No agreement has yet been reached between the parties involved, and a trial has therefore been set for April 8 next year.

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