Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o is set to become an Anzhi Makhachkala player as early as August 18.
According to Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, the Cameroon international will undergo a medical examination in a Rome hospital on Thursday and will be officially presented by the club from Russia’s Republic of Dagestan afterwards.
The medical test was initially scheduled for August 16, but was postponed.
Russia’s Sovetsky Sport daily reports that Anzhi and Inter have already agreed all the details of the transfer.
Makhchkala club’s bosses hope Eto’o will make his Russian Premier League debut on August 21 in a home game against Dynamo Moscow.
The media in Russia and Italy claim that Anzhi are going to pay €30 million for the 30-year-old attacker, who will join them for three years with a record salary of €15-20 million per season.
Samuel Eto’o made his name as one of the best forwards on the planet, playing for such clubs as Barcelona and Inter.
He has so far scored 469 goals in club football, winning the Spanish La Liga three times, the Italian championships and four Champions League titles.
The four-times African player of the Year also has 105 caps and 51 goals for Cameroon, with whom he claimed the African Cup of Nations in 2000 and 2002.
Eto’o is to become Anzhi’s third super buy after he was purchased by billionaire Suleyman Kerimov in January.
The Brazilian football legend and FIFA World Cup winner Roberto Carlos joined the Makhachkala team in the winter, while Russian international Yury Zhirkov has made his debut in the club over the weekend.