Only last week, speculation emerged that Spurs had been in contact with Eto'o's minders about bringing the Cameroon ace to London.

"You cannot do anything overnight, since it is a project that we undertake for the next five seasons," said Ramos to Sportske Novosti when discussing the arrival of Dinamo Zagreb star Luka Modric.

"For great achievements we need big players like Eto'o and Modric, just to move."