Samuel Eto'o to rent a £2.5 million pad from cricket star Andrew Flintoff
Published 00:00 29/06/09 By By Alan Nixon
Samuel Eto'o is ready to move into Manchester City as Britain's best-paid footballer - and become England Ashes star Freddie Flintoff's new super 'lodger'.
Eto'o will join mega-rich City in the next few days but Mirror Sport can reveal the Cameroon striker has already lined up a £2.5 million pad to live in.
Barcelona ace Eto'o is set to move into a Georgian style house in the plush village of Hale owned by cricket ace Flintoff, who is renting out the property for around £20,000-a-month - a fraction of Eto'o's £200,000-aweek wages.
Flintoff and his young family lived in the house for years but moved when he bought a superstar home in Mottram St Andrew, ironically on land once owned by City boss Mark Hughes.
Wheeler-dealer Flintoff has places around the world, but wants to rent one and Eto'o's representatives are set to seal the deal. The property has a pool and gym and has easy access to the airport and City's training ground.