Well done Rowett – Why Stoke have pulled off a masterstroke by completing this £6.35m deal

By thedroid

According to reports, Stoke City have completed their first signing of the summer, having agreed on a £6.35m deal with Portuguese side Feirense for Oghenekaro Peter Etebo.

Etebo, 22, has signed a five-year deal with the Potters and he will display his skills in the upcoming World Cup with Nigeria.

New Stoke manager Gary Rowett faces a massive rebuilding job after the club were relegated from the Premier League last season. And Rowett has made his first summer signing in Etebo, who spent six months on loan with La Liga side Las Palmas last season.

Etebo kicked-off his career at Nigerian side Warri Wolves, spending two seasons in his native. He then moved to Feirense in Portugal a year later, eventually helping the club secure promotion to the top-flight.

After making 45 appearances for Feirense last season, Etebo played 12 times in the La Liga for Las Palmas, catching the attention of Stoke City.

As far as his style of play is concerned, the 22-year-old is a box-to-box midfielder who can also be deployed as a deep-lying playmaker. He is energetic and knows to use his physicality to great effect. The Nigerian is creative and possesses great vision coupled with exquisite passing abilities. …read more