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Peter Etebo sets to end club-hunting with resurgence summer move



Etebo Remains Ambiguous Regarding Porto Transfer Speculation

By Monsurah Olatunji

After a prolonged period of uncertainty, Nigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo’s journey is set to be back on track.
Etebo, a regular for Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) spent last season at Aris Saloniki on loan from Stoke City.
The former Watford star made 28 appearances in all competitions and was set to join the club permanently at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.
However, Etebo entered the 2023/24 season as a free agent after suffering an injury that saw Aris give up the chance to sign him.
With his contract with Stoke City expiring in July, the Nigerian is seeking a new opportunity to reignite his career and many of his troubles are nearing an end as his time without a club is drawing to a close.
According to recent reports, Gençlerbirliği is negotiating for the Nigerian midfielder to join the club in Ankara for the upcoming season, provided he demonstrates his fitness.
The Turkish club were close to securing the services of Etebo during the winter, but the Red and Black pulled out of the deal due to his fitness concerns they moved instead to sign Cameroonian midfielder James Lea Siliki on the final day of the January transfer window.
With their interest still intact, a preliminary protocol has been established for the next season and negotiations underway.
The 28-year-old boats an impressive resume, having featured for Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and English clubs, including Feirense, Las Palmas, Getafe, Galatasaray, Watford, and Stoke City.
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