Liverpool are tracking Mallorca pace ace Samuel Eto’o as Gerard Houllier plots a summer spending spree, despite the Merseysiders’ failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Houllier saw his side lose to Chelsea on Sunday, and have to settle for a place in the Uefa Cup, but pledged to make several new additions to his squad before the 2003/2004 campaign gets underway.
The Reds have targeted Auxerre striker Djibril Cisse, but it would appear as though they are considering other alternatives, with in-form Eto’o put under the microscope.
The Cameroon international was in sensational form during Mallorca’s shock 5-1 thumping of Real Madrid recently, terrorising the European champions’ defence with his speed and power.
Planetfootball.com can confirm that a Liverpool representative was at San Moix to see Real Sociedad’s 3-1 win at the weekend, but, although making a number of notes, he did not want to speak to the media afterwards.
The African attacker scored, but did not enjoy one of his best afternoons, and he confirmed afterwards that he is aware of the growing interest in his talents.
« There are several European clubs following me, » he revealed. « But, at the moment, it only interests me to play well for Mallorca, and to win the Spanish Cup. »
Although the 22-year-old is under contract until 2007, the Balearic club may decide to cash in one of their prize assets in order to clear some of their debts.