Now that Barcelona are done batting their eyes and flipping up their skirt to Arsenal and Togo Emmanuel Adebayor, they've settled into reality: Star striker and Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o is staying.
Didn't we know this all along? Did any of us really think he was off to play in Antarctica or whatever place he was rumored to go?
New Barca coach Pep Guardiola made it official today.
"When I was unveiled I said I was not counting on him but I also said we would treat him as any other player," he said.
"During the past two, three weeks, the past month that we have been together I have been very pleased with his performance. I only have words of praise."
Eto'o had been linked with a number of high profile clubs, including Inter, AC Milan and Arsenal.
But Barca couldn't find a suitor. So instead of marginalizing him a la David Albelda of Valencia fame, Barcelona did the wise thing and invited the scorer back.
Can't live with it, can't live without it.
Doesn't it feel that this season, in particular, was way more silly than interesting?
Let's just start the football already!