Everton boss Roberto Martinez has thanked outgoing striker Samuel Eto’o for his efforts at the club and in particular his Europa League performances in an Everton shirt.
Eto’o leaves Goodison Park after just six months, 20 appearances, and four goals to join Sampdoria on a free transfer.
Martinez said, “We thank Samuel for his efforts and for bringing his know-how to the team and to Finch Farm where he passed on some of his terrific experience to all of the young players in particular.
“The memory of his performances in Europe stand out especially.
“On behalf of all Evertonians, we wish him well for the next chapter in his career.”