MADRID, Sept 22 Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o
has started legal proceedings against Barcelona demanding three
million euros ($4.44 million) he said is owed to him from his
transfer to Inter Milan, the European champions said on Tuesday.
The player's agent Jose Maria Mesalles has lodged the claim
and if a meeting between the parties fails to reach an agreement
the affair will go to court.
A swap deal in July sent Inter's Swedish striker Zlatan
Ibrahimovic to Barca for a 46 million euro fee, with Eto'o, who
was valued at 20 million euros, heading to Italy.
Eto'o is basing his demand on Spanish Players Union (AFE)
rules, whereby a player has the right to claim 15 percent of any
transfer fee paid.
Barca's legal services said they would defend themselves on
the basis that the AFE ruling was only applicable to transfers
between Spanish clubs.
(Writing by Mark Elkington, editing by Justin Palmer; To
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