Watford has officially confirmed the signing of Super Eagles star performer, Peter Oghenekaro Etebo, on Friday afternoon. The Nigerian midfielder signed a season-long loan from Stoke City, with an option to buy.
This is Etebo’s third loan spell away from the bet365 Stadium since joining the Potters in the summer of 2018, having previously had loan stints at Getafe and Galatasaray.
He represented the Turkish giants in last season’s Europa League qualifiers. He made appearances against HNK Hajduk Split and Glasgow Rangers.
An Olympics bronze medalist with the Dream Team VI in 2016, Etebo spent his formative years as a footballer with the youth team of Lord Honour FC before switching to Warri Wolves.
His first foreign club in Europe was Portuguese side Feirense, from where he moved to Stoke City after a loan spell at Las Palmas.
Etebo has two years left on his contract with Stoke City. And he has recorded 51 appearances for the club, scoring two goals.
Meanwhile, another Nigerian-eligible striker, Dapo Mebude has completed his transfer to Watford. Mebude has put pen to paper on a two-year contract, with a further two-year option.
The 19-year-old arrived at Watford on a free transfer following his release by Scottish Premiership champions Glasgow Rangers. During a nine-year association with The Light Blues, he made one appearance for the first team, against Kilmarnock FC in May 2019, coming off the bench to replace Daniel Candeias in the 67th minute.
Mebude proved his worth during a loan spell at Queen of the South in the second half of last season, scoring twice in twelve outings across all competitions.
Born in London, he is eligible to represent the national teams of Nigeria, England and Scotland, and has earned 23 caps across Scotland youth teams.