World Cup bound Etebo signs for Stoke

Stoke City have made their first signing of the summer.

22-year-old Peter Etebo, who will be a member of the Nigeria squad in Russia, has signed a five-year contract after the Potters paid Portuguese side Feirense €7.2million - around £6.3m.

The midfielder has been capped 14 times by Nigeria and came on as a substitute in last week’s friendly against England at Wembley.

Etebo becomes the first signing made by new manager Gary Rowett since he arrived at the club last month.

He told the club's official website: “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.

“Etebo is a very mobile, energetic midfielder and he’s a great age. He has played in the top divisions in Portugal and Spain and, of course, he’s heading into the World Cup with Nigeria which will be an amazing experience for him.”

Chief Executive Tony Scholes told the club's official website: “We are delighted Etebo has chosen to join Stoke City, becoming our first signing of the summer.

“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.”

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