Nigerian midfielder signs for Stoke City ahead of World Cup
Stoke City’s fight to make their Premier League hiatus just one year under Gary Rowett will include at least one new player from a World Cup roster.
Nigeria center midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo, 22, is headed to the bet365 Stadium from Feirense for about $8.5 million.
Etebo played 14 times on loan for Las Palmas last season and was one of the La Liga side’s top performers.
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Stoke CEO Tony Scholes was humbled by Etebo’s choice, via StokeCityFC.com:
Etebo is the second Nigerian international to make a move to England this season, with defender Leon Balogun moving from Mainz to Brighton and Hove Albion.