Nigeria Midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo Agrees A Loan Move To Spanish Las Palmas.

Nigeria  Midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo Agrees A Loan Move To  Spanish Las Palmas.
  • PublishedJanuary 30, 2018

Portuguese Primeira Liga giants Porto reportedly won the race to sign  Etebo from their struggling rivals Feirense  in December  ahead   of the January transfer window but no deal was struck allegedly because  the Dragons couldn’t meet up with the  €10m release clause on the player’s head.

Belgian side Genk were heavily linked with a move for the box-to-box midfielder, who also attracted interest from Turkish giant  Fenerbache  and Leicester City.  But reports  from both the Portuguese and Spanish media on Monday said relegation-threatened  Las  Palmas  had agreed contract with Feirense to sign the Nigerian on loan.

The versatile player, who became one of the hottest properties  in Europe  after helping Nigeria win bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has failed to impress since Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi burst onto the scene. He has also been struggling to impress at Feirense.

Spanish outlets Canarias Radio La Autonómica and Canarias En Hora  said the player was expected to arrive in Spain  on Monday  for his medical  with La Union Deportiva ahead of Wednesday’s transfer window’s deadline.

According to, Las Palmas want Etebo because of  his ability to play in different positions.  The 22-year-old former Warri Wolves star  can play both on the left wing, in the midfield  and as a centre  forward.

The influential Lisbon-based newspaper A Bola also reported Etebo had agreed to join the La Liga outfit.

 It said  Feirense  had given  the Spanish club  the right of option to buy  the player at the end of the season.

Under-fire Las Palmas manager  Paco Jemez  had said he wanted two strong signings to  strengthen the team in their battle to avoid relegation.

According to  Belgian outlet Het Belang van Limburg,  Genk were in negotiation with Feirense  to sign Etebo but both sides failed to reach a  final agreement.

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