Photos: Samuel Eto’o buys 18.5m mansion in Italy

Former Chelsea and‎ Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto’o has reportedly acquired a new luxury home in Italy.

The football star, who recently made a switch to Sampdoria in Italy,‎ is said to have splashed out a whopping sum of £18.5m on the historic property in Portofino, near Genoa in northern Italy.

According to Corriere Dello Sport, the newly acquired mansion has a total number of 40 rooms and a swimming pool and is surrounded by 30,000 square metres of rolling parkland along the Tyrrhenian coast near the fishing village of Portofino.

Experts say it needs up to €3m of renovation work to restore it to its former glory.

Cameroon star Eto’o, 33, who is currently living in a hotel, is said to want to “make a palace of his own there”.

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