Stoke City sign Nigeria’s midfielder Etebo

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Stoke were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season.

The World Cup winger arrived at Stoke in the summer of 2015 intent on reviving his career in the hope of eventually earning a move to a Champions League club, so it is ironic his dream could be about to come true as a result of Stoke's relegation.

They will be playing in the Championship next season.

Stoke City have completed the signing of Oghenekaro Etebo on a five-year deal from Feirense.

"We're really excited to have got the deal over the line for Etebo", Potters boss Gary Rowett told the club website.

The Switzerland global has made no secret of the fact he is looking to quit Stoke City this summer following the club's relegation from the Premier League and a stay in England's top flight is his first choice.

The 22-year-old, who spent the end of last season on loan at La Liga side Las Palmas, is in the Nigeria squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation.

The Potters paid the Portuguese side €7.2million for the services of the versatile midfielder, set to represent Nigeria at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation.

"Etebo is a very mobile, energetic midfielder and he's a great age".

He will be part of the Nigerian squad that will face Group D World Cup games against Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.

"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".

A native of Lagos he'd leave boyhood club Warri Wolves FC in 2016 to join Feirense where he ultimately made 52 appearances registering nine goals and creating a further six for his teammates.

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