•Signs 5-year Stoke City deal
Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo says the team is making serious efforts to make amends for their poor results in friendlies with a good performance at the World Cup in Russia.
The former Warri Wolves star, who is expected to play a key role for Nigeria at the World Cup, said that the team is taking training session like a friendly games in a bid to improve on their performance in Russia.
“We are improving every day, and there is a room to improve.
‘’Every training session, like the friendly games, it is important for the team, it is important that we know our weakness. We are improving every day.’’
Etebo breaks off from World Cup preparations to join City…
Meanwhile, Championship club Stoke City have announced the signing of the Nigeria international from Portuguese setup Feirense for a fee of 7.2 million euros.
The former Warri Wolves star has put pen to paper on a five-year deal that will keep him 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 football.
‘’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.’’
The 22-year-old 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.