Transfer market: Etienne Eto'o stays in Spain

Transfer market: Etienne Eto’o stays in Spain


After his stint with Poblense in the Spanish fourth division, an adventure that did not result in a contract renewal, Etienne Eto’o has finally found a new destination to pursue his career. The heir to Samuel Eto’o has joined CUC Villalba in the Spanish fifth division.

Free since the end of his contract with Pablense, Etienne Eto’o will not remain unemployed for very long. The son of the legendary Samuel Eto’o, plagued by multiple controversies at the head of the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fécafoot), has found a new base. The 21-year-old signed up with club CUC Villalba in Spain’s fifth division. A modest team based in Collado Villalba, in the heart of the autonomous community of Madrid.

Despite more than honorable performances within the Cameroonian U23 selection in recent months, Etienne Eto’o had to resign himself to joining a semi-professional team nestled in the depths of Iberian football. Initially announced on the side of Konyaspor, within the Turkish championship, where his father had shone in 2018, Etienne now sees his destiny written in a more modest tone. The chances that once seemed promising of seeing him one day take on the jersey of the Cameroonian selection under the leadership of Rigobert Song now seem not only slim, but downright non-existent.

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Young footballer freshly aged 21, Etienne Eto’o is struggling to see his professional career take off. Despite his stints in the youth teams of Real Mallorca, CD Atletico Baleares, Real Oviedo and even Guimarães in Portugal, the Indomitable Lion has yet to establish himself in any of these formations. Although the youth are on his side, time is running out fast, and Konyaspor’s failed opportunity could have been a pivotal moment for his trajectory in the world of football.