Eto'o drops lawsuit against Barcelona football club
April 4, 2012
Cameroon national football star Samuel Eto'o has been getting involved with the legal end of his sport quite a bit this year. His latest brush with the legalities of the soccer industry came when Eto'o attempted to sue Barcelona for money owed to him following a transfer to Inter Milan back in 2009, according to Reuters.
The Cameroonian striker claimed he was owed approximately three million euros (nearly $4 million), as the Spanish Players Union entitles players to 15 percent of any transfer fee. However, Eto'o was quick to revoke his lawsuit when Barca, Barcelona's football club, pointed out the eligibility for this entitlement only applies to transfers between Spanish clubs.
"Barcelona would like to make public our thanks to Samuel Eto'o for his willingness to bring this contentious issue to an end," Barca said in a statement, according to BBC. "He was one of the greatest goal-scorers in the club's history."
Eto'o has been in the public eye quite a bit in the past year for his tangles with authority. He was recently suspended from the Cameroon national team, the Indomitable Lions, for his involvement with a player strike over unpaid bonuses.
Those who want to find out the latest Eto'o news can make calls to Cameroon to ask their friends about any breaking developments.