Fans of Championship club, Stoke City have praised Super Eagles’ Oghenekaro Etebo for his impressive performances at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The 22-year-old Nigerian midfielder shunned Leicester City and Newcastle to join the club from Portuguese side, Feirense, for £6.3million.
Despite scoring an own goal in the Eagles’ 2-0 defeat to Croatia in the opening group match, Etebo completed 93 percent accurate passes, won eight duels and fired two shots at goal. He was also named in the FIFA team for the first round of matches.
The former Warri Wolves star had another impressive performance in Super Eagles’ 2-0 defeat of Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on Friday.
Etebo formed a tripod with Wilfred Ndidi and Mikel Obi in Gernot Rohr’s 3-5-2 formation against the Nordic side, helping the team to break up play and drive the attack.
Some of the Potters fans, who are excited by their new mobile and energetic signee’s impressive performances at the World Cup, are of the opinion that the Nigerian star is too good to play at the bet365 stadium.
“Etebo is too good for Stoke,” one of the fans Simon Jones wrote on Twitter.
“I can’t believe we signed Etebo before the World Cup. Could be an absolute steal. #scfc,” Wayne Adams wrote.
“Not only do we annoy championship fans we are also annoying some Nigerian fans because we signed Etebo and he’s too good for us apparently – love it!!”, another wrote.
Mike said, “If we sold Etebo again before the season starts how much money would we get?”
“Stoke City signed Etebo for €7m. That’s the best bargain in football’s history,” Fekir wrote.
Linda Benneth tweeted, “We will have a battle to keep Etebo at this rate! Hope we’ve learned about making a great contract! Stick with us – we’ll be back in the Prem next season.”
“Stoke going to be very good next year. Etebo looking like a top signing for #scfc,” one fan wrote.
Meanwhile, Stoke has also praised the player for his performance at the World Cup.
“Congratulations Etebo! Soaring with the Super Eagles!!,” the club tweeted