The Oasis Reporters
June 12, 2018
By Aloysius Okerieke
Former Warri Wolves star who was a second half substitute in Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to England in a pre-World Cup friendly staged at Wembley on June 2, Etebo has signed the dotted line to lace his boots for Stoke City.
The 22 year old is a Super Eagles notable star player, Nigeria’s hero at Rio 2016 whose presence in the field certainly motivates.
Championship club Stoke City announced the signing of the Nigerian international Oghenekaro Etebo from Portuguese side, Feirense for a fee of 7.2 million euros.
This seals his stay at the Potters until June 30, 2023.
Etebo spent the second half of last season on loan at Las Palmas but decided not to make the move permanent after they were demoted to the second tier of Spanish la liga.
”We are delighted Etebo has chosen to join Stoke City, becoming our first signing of the summer,” Chief Executive Tony Scholes told Stoke City’s official website.
”I’m particularly pleased that he took the time to look beyond our current league status and understand who we are as a club before choosing us ahead of current Premier League and Bundesliga clubs.”
Manager Gary Rowett added: ”We’re really excited to have got the deal over the line for Etebo. I’m looking forward to seeing him in a Stoke City shirt as I’m sure our supporters are too.”
His huge fan base in his native Isoko land and Warri city, Delta State base are set to cheer him from match to match on large screen television every day.