Everton FC legend Bob Latchford reckons Roberto Martinez pulled off a masterstroke in bringing in Samuel Eto’o to mentor Romelu Lukaku.
Eto’o netted either side of Lukaku’s fourth goal of the campaign as Everton defeated Burnley 3-1 at Turf Moor last weekend.
And Latchford believes the Blues are already seeing the benefits of the younger forward learning from his more senior team-mate.
“We all know Samuel’s quality – he’s been around a long, long time,” said the Goodison hero. “When you’ve got an older striker who’s been around and played at the highest level, at World Cups and so on, it’s good for you, because you’re seeing what he does and you can only learn from that.
“That benefits Romelu’s development and I thought it was a good signing to bring Samuel in.
“Romelu has got a lot to learn because he’s only a young lad but he’s big, he’s strong, he’s powerful and he’ll not only link up the play for you, he’ll run at defences.
“And, if you get enough quality balls into the box to him, then he knows how to score goals.”
Latchford will be at Goodison Park tomorrow to see Everton take on another of his former clubs in Swansea City.
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