Man City sets Barca weekend deadline for Eto'o

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London, July 10 (ANI): Manchester City has given Barcelona a weekend deadline to decide striker Samuel Eto'o's future.

City thought they had a deal in place when the Spanish giants accepted a 25-million-pound offer for the Cameroon hitman.

Eto'o agreed to wages of 200,000 pounds a week - after tax - but knows Barca are keen to cash in now with just one season left on his contract.

So, he is holding out for half the fee Barca receive, arguing they could lose him for nothing as a free agent next year.

Now, City has decided enough is enough and want a definite answer from the Spaniards in 48 hours.

City head to South Africa for their pre-season tour late next week and would like Eto'o by then.

Barcelona claim the player is ducking their attempts to talk.

President Juan Laporta said: "I've called him but he hasn't picked up the phone." (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, July 10, 2009, 13:52 [IST]
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