Sensational transfer news are out and it has been reported that Samuel Eto’o’s £25million move to Manchester City is in danger of collapsing because of the Barcelona star’s greed.
It is believed that the Cameroon star is set to become the highest-paid player in the world by pocketing £250,000 a week for the next four years if he joins City.
But it is now believed that he is demanding a £12.5m signing-on fee and that could cause the deal to collapse at the last minute.
It is believed that the Catalan giants Barcelona were ready to let their star striker, 28, go for a cut-price fee because he only has one year left on his contract.
President Joan Laporta appeared resigned to losing Eto’o on Sunday when he revealed the hitman has a stratospheric offer from City.
But local newspapers have revealed that Eto’o now believes that he is entitled to pocket the extra cash because of the way Barcelona seem to be driving him out of the Nou Camp.
It is believed that Eto’o is not prepared to miss out on the huge signing-on fee he could expect if he saw out his contract and signed for a club of his choosing next year and is therefore asking for that money now.
It is unclear whether that cash would come out of the fee City cough up or whether the Arab owners of the Eastlands club will be forced to shell out more money.