By Giovanni Wanneh
Sports Writer, kick442.com – Cameroon
Barcelona cult hero and former Indomitable Lions forward Samuel Eto’o is enjoying life after football with a reported net worth of $100 million, as of 2019, but the striker narrowly escaped the clutches of financial ruins from former agent, Jose Maria Mesalles.
Samuel Eto’o according to Spanish magazine Marca, entrusted his then agent Maria Mesalles for all his financial dealings till 2011 when a mystery of his missing investments began to unravel.
Eto’o entrusted most of his life savings to Mesalles from when he was 22, gifting Mesalles the privilege to completely have control over £40 million which he had had made from 2006-2009.
At the time of the discovery, Eto’o had just earned a multimillion contract with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.
Mesalles’ shady deals like: getting Eto’o indebted, not sending money to the striker’s family and almost nearly claiming ownership of some of the player’s companies was an eye opener to Eto’o who found out earlier enough and sorted for solutions which he eventually got.
Eto’o parted ways with Mesalles on a financially stable ground but a split second later with his reaction, Africa’s most decorated player would have found himself in a position most retired African footballers find themselves today.
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