Former Chelsea and Everton striker Samuel Eto’o has splashed out a serious amount of money to buy an Italian villa, reports Corriere Dello Sport.
The £18.5million Italian mansion was said to have been bought by Eto’o despite locals warning him it is haunted by the curse of the Tutankhamun.
The Cameroonian footballer has purchased the historic property in Portofino, near Genoa in northern Italy.
According to Corriere Dello Sport, the newly acquired mansion has a total number of 40 rooms and a swimming pool and is surrounded by 30,000 square metres of rolling parkland along the Tyrrhenian coast near the fishing village of Portofino.
Experts say it needs up to €3m of renovation work to restore it to its former glory.
Cameroon star Eto’o, 33, who is currently living in a hotel, is said to want to “make a palace of his own there”.