Anzhi signing Eto'o: Mourinho convinced me to break word with English club
Anzhi star Samuel Eto'o admits he was ready to move to England two years ago.
Eto'o has revealed he was on the brink of joining a Premier League club when he left Barcelona in 2009.
Eto'o told French newspaper L'Equipe: "Before going to Italy, I was almost signed to another club [in England].
"Everything was sorted but then after a match in Yaounde, I received a call from president Moratti and several minutes after one from Jose Mourinho [then Inter coach].
"I do not regret that decision. I was brave because I broke my word.
"I had to tell the English team and it was really tough, but they understood."