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Samuel Eto'o set to join relegation threatened Hull City

Samuel Eto'o set to join relegation threatened Hull City

- Reports in England say Samuel Eto' is a target for Hull City

- City boss Mike Phelan has dismissed transfer speculation

Football legend Samuel Eto'o has been linked with a return to the Premier League, after reports from England emerged that he is on the radar of Hull City.

The relegation threatened club are said to be interested in signing the the 35-year-old, who scored 12 Premier League goals during stints at Chelsea and Everton.

Samuel Eto'o set to join relegation threatened Hull City

Samuel Eto'o during his time at Everton

City boss Mike Phelan has however dismissed the speculation, and joked that if the African star joined the club, he would have to help defend corner after his side conceded another two goals from corners against West Bromwich Albion on Monday.

The Tigers have conceded 12 goals from set-pieces this season already.

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"Can Samuel defend corners?" Phelan said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"I haven't heard anything, but it would be an unbelievable challenge if Samuel Eto'o wanted to come to Hull City.

"But that's the least of my worries. We have to look to improve in certain situations. Every position at this moment is up for grabs.

"We've been trying to put things together and analyse other players to come in. And we're still trying.

Hull are currently in 19th in the Premier League, while Eto'o has scored five goals in 13 appearances for Turkish club Antalyaspor so far this season.

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