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Etebo Completes Watford Medical Ahead Loan Move

Etebo Completes Watford Medical Ahead Loan Move

Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has undergone a medical ahead of his move to Premier League newcomers Watford.

Etebo is close to joining the Hornets from Sky Bet Championship club Stoke City on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

The former Warri Wolves player spent last season on loan at Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray and has no future at Stoke City.

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The combative midfielder made 24 league appearances for Galatasaray last season.

The 25-year-old joined Stoke City from Portuguese outfit CD Feirense in 2018.

He scored two goals in 45 appearances for the Potters.

The London club already have four Nigerians; William Troost-Ekong, Isaac Success, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Emmanuel Dennis in their squad.

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  • Gowetok 4 weeks ago

    Good move for him. I hope the premier league will bring out the best in him because the potential he’s got is obvious . It’s seems he is been played out of position that’s why he is under performing. Nice to hear Watford coach has hinted that Etebo will be played in his natural advance midfied position whr he excel in VD fareinse as well as the Olympics. I’m so happy bcos it’s was Rohr who started playing him in deep defensive midfield which is not his natural position

  • glory 4 weeks ago

    This Etebo’s move is made me soooo happy. Let the game begin. Now a thorough Watford supporter. Just praying Etebo maintains his fitness, then we are sure gonna be watching some truly pure ebony baller.

  • JimmyBall 4 weeks ago

    I understand he will be playing an advanced midfield position more like attacking midfield… The club made it clear he was referenced more for his attacking qualities as they feel he is more suited to duties with an attacking touch… Etebo from his U-23 days was always known for his attacking, running and shooting qualities… how he became a defensive midfielder all of a sudden was just to transitional to some of us… Wishing him fitness and goodluck in the EPL. His move to Stoke City just before WC 2018 was ill-informed and too hasty…

  • Abdul handsy 4 weeks ago

    Congratulations Etebo!

    I will support Watford more than my original club Chelsea this season.

    I wish all Nigerian players best of luck in this new season both in premiership and beyond.

  • Mercy 4 weeks ago

    Watford is the new found npfl team lol

  • I Hope watford performs better than Fulham and west brom put together. Their coach is doing well by recruiting players who have experience in big competitions and have played in big leagues. Troost ekong has played in serie A, etebo has played in Spain (getafe if im not mistaken), dennis has played in the uefa champions league and they are other players in the team who can hold their own in the premiership. I hope the Nigerian contingent will get their chance to shine for the team.

  • My fervent wish now is that Watford don’t get relegated at the end of the season but stay put in the EPL. Else this legion of Nigerian players with them might be playing in the lower tier afterwards, which is inconceivable.

    With Watford’s shrewd recruitments so far, their prior experience playing in the EPL and the never-say-die spirit of the Nigerian contigent in their midst,I prescient Watford staying up.

    Etebo is naturally an attacking midfielder and I’m happy he might get to be playing in that position at Watford, going by the coach’s hint.

    But how would Watford hold up in January when the AFCON will be underway and the potential departures from the club for AFCON?