Stoke City have announced their first signing of the summer and fans are delighted with the news.
Oghenekaro Peter Etebo signed for the Potters for £6.35million on a five-year deal from Feirense, and the midfielder is Gary Rowett’s first signing for the club.
Etebo will be representing Nigeria in the World Cup and featured as a substitute in his country’s warm-up match against England, which they lost 2-1.
The 22-year-old has previously played in Nigeria, Spain and Portugal and has 14 international caps to his name.
Etebo made a name for himself at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, scoring four goals in a dramatic 5-4 win against Japan.
The box-to-box midfielder should be a perfect partner to Joe Allen, providing stability and composure in the heart of the midfield.
Potters fans have been reacting to the news on social media, with fans in near universal agreement about the quality of the player, and they are looking forward to seeing him don the Stoke shirt after the World Cup.
He is the best player that Las Palmas had last year. It was the big surprise in La Liga
— Jesús O’Neill (@gsusazarug) June 11, 2018
Etebo playing in the Championship? Stoke has done a deal of the century. Dude is way better than that. Now Stoke need to return to EPL fast bcos I don’t think he will play there for two years.
— Sarrisimo (@Blue_Footy) June 11, 2018
How the he’ll did stoke city pull this.. Stoke fans might not know this yet but you are getting a really top quality player who’s tireless and versatile
— Jerry Asu (@TheJerryAsu) June 11, 2018
— Jeremy Leese (@caribbeanpotter) June 11, 2018
That’s a bargain buy! He is another Kante.
— Carl Fairhurst (@FairhurstCarl) June 11, 2018
Well done Stoke, got a really good feeling about this next season.
— Duncan Leslie ??????? (@dunkscfc) June 11, 2018