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  • Updated: September 10, 2020

Nigerian Midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo Joins Galatasaray From Stoke City On A Season-Long Loan

Nigerian, Super Eagles Midfielder, Etebo has joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan from the EFL Championship side, Stoke City. 

The former Getafe midfield anchor has expressed his delight in joining the Turkish side in a video on the club site. As we all know, Galatasaray is a massive club, he said. 

"When you know your fans are behind you, you want to do your best, give your best. I want to give my best and make sure my team wins".

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Etebo 24, has made over 40 appearances for Stoke City before joining La Liga side, Getafe on loan in January. He had a huge impact at Getafe participating in the Europa League and La Liga helping them finish 8th on the log on the final matchday.

Galatasaray Sportif AS informed the public that an agreement was reached for the loan transfer of professional football player Oghenekaro Etebo until the end of the season in a statement from the club website.

“We welcome Oghenekaro Etebo to our club and wish him a successful season in the Galatasaray jersey.”

Etebo is delighted to team up with the Turkish side and has appreciated those involved in the success of the transfer.

“I am excited to announce my arrival at Galatasaray, I am looking forward to this amazing opportunity and I am happy to be part of such a historic club,” Etebo tweeted.

“Thank you to everyone at Stoke City and thank you to the DW Sports management team.”

Etebo started his career with Lord Honour FC youth team and then joined Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Warri Wolves in 2012 where he spent three years before leaving for Europe.

The midfielder teamed up with Portuguese club Feirense in 2016 and made 45 league appearances for the side before he signed for Stoke City in 2018.

Etebo featured for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and was part of Gernot Rohr’s side that finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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