Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o
has dropped his legal case against Barcelona having
demanded three million euros ($3.99 million) he said was owed
from his transfer to Inter Milan in July 2009, the Spanish club
said on Tuesday.
"Barcelona would like to make public their thanks to Samuel
Eto'o for his willingness to bring this contentious issue to an
end," the European champions said in a statement. "He was one of
the greatest goal-scorers in the club's history."
The Cameroon forward, who is now with Russian Premier League
Anzhi Makhachkala, went to Inter as part of a swap deal with
Swede Ibrahimovic, now with AC Milan, cost Barca a fee of 46
million euros while Eto'o was valued at 20 million euros.
Eto'o had based his demand on Spanish Players Union (AFE)
rules, whereby a player has the right to claim 15 percent of any
Barca's legal services countered by saying the AFE ruling
was only applicable to transfers between Spanish clubs.
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