AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes it would be a mistake for city rivals Inter to sell striker Samuel Eto’o this summer.
The Cameroon international is reportedly on the verge of sealing a €35 million move to Anzhi Makhachkala.
Eto’o was Inter’s leading scorer last season and has played over 100 games for the Italian giants, scoring 53 goals. However, some observers believe the huge €35 million price tag for the 30-year-old Eto’o represents a good financial move for Inter, a point which Ibrahimovic disagrees on.
“It’s normal that Inter lose a lot of quality if they lose Eto’o,” Ibrahimovic told Il Corriere dello Sport.
“There are not many players like him around. He has proven to be one of the best players in the world.”
Eto’o actually joined Inter from Barcelona in the summer of 2009 in a deal which saw Ibrahimovic move in the other direction. His current contract with Inter runs until the summer of 2014.
Reports suggest that Eto’o will be handed a contract worth up to €20million a season in order to make the move to the Russian republic of Dagestan.
Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic has expressed his desire to remain with AC Milan for the remainder of his career.