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Etebo joins Stoke City for £6.35m

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Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo took a break from his World Cup preparations to join English Championship club Stoke on Monday .Etebo will be a member of the Nigeria squad when the World Cup gets underway in Russia on Thursday .

The 22 – year – old is free to concentrate on his international commitments after leaving Portuguese side Feirense in a £ 6 . 35 million ( $ 8 . 5 million ) switch to second – tier Stoke .

Etebo agreed a five – year contract with Stoke , who were relegated from the Premier League in May and are hoping to win promotion from the Championship next season under new boss Gary Rowett .

“ 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, ” Rowett said .

Etebo spent the second half of last season on loan with Las Palmas in La Liga and will link up with his new Stoke team -mates after the World Cup.

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

Nigeria face Argentina , Iceland and Croatia in the group stage of the World Cup.

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