Etebo set for Getafe loan move

first_imgRelatedPosts UEL: Lukaku, Eriksen take Inter Milan past Getafe into last eight Moses eyes Europa League success Etebo doubtful for Villarreal clash Oghenekaro Etebo’s Stoke City exit is set to be confirmed as he joins Getafe on loan with a purchase option. The 24-year-old Nigerian midfielder was a prominent player under Nathan Jones but fell out of favour when Michael O’Neill took charge in November. He recovered from injury but there was a hint that he had not done enough in training to warrant selection. He had not played for Stoke since limping out of a defeat at Sheffield Wednesday in October and is now understood to be waiting for a visa to complete his move to Spain. It is not likely to be rushed through in time so he could face Real Madrid on Saturday but Getafe hope he will be involved in the cup against Badalona the following weekend. Etebo was lined up by Stoke before the appointment of Gary Rowett and he joined from Feirense in Portugal for £6.3 million in the summer of 2018. He had previously spent time on loan at Las Palmas. He gradually worked his way into Rowett’s first team plans but was sent off in a 2-1 win over Derby in November and only made one more Championship start before Rowett was replaced by Jones. His first goal came in March in a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest and he added a second in a 1-0 win at Blackburn Rovers. A busy summer of international duty – helping Nigeria reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals – meant he missed the bulk of pre-season and he did not make his first league start of this term until August 24 and a 3-0 defeat to Leeds. O’Neill said last month: “Peter came back after, I think, four weeks out. When I came to the club, Peter was injured. He’d come back from international duty and been injured. So that was far from ideal. “His training has been ok, it’s been no better than ok, so that’s important. “There’s no guarantee that anyone comes back and we put them straight in the team.”Tags: GetafeLas PalmasOghenekaro Etebolast_img

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