A former lover of Chelsea footballer Samuel Eto’o has claimed the striker is seven years older than he claims to be.
The allegation comes after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said Eto’o was probably older than 32.
‘The problem with Chelsea is I lack a scorer,’ Mourinho had said. ‘I have Eto’o but he is 32 years old, maybe 35, who knows?’
Now the footballer’s ex, Anna Barranca has joined the debate saying: ‘I think Samuel is not 35 he is more 39. ‘Samuel was born in 1974 and so that makes him 39 now.’
The Italian hairdresser says she was informed of the sport stars true age by a friend who grew up with Eto’o in Cameroon.
A Chelsea source said Eto’o’s passport clearly states that the footballer is 32.
Ms Barranca, 43, is the mother of his child Annie.
Mourinho arrived in Istanbul on Monday night livid that remarks he made in a private conversation which undermine his strikers had been secretly filmed and broadcast.