Peter Etebo has officially left Stoke City and joined Greek team Aris on a permanent basis, the club has announced.
There was a lot of anticipation for the midfielder's arrival to the Potters in 2018, following their relegation from the Premier League. The midfielder has 44 caps for Nigeria.
Etebo, though, did not live up to the hype and has only made 51 appearances since arriving.
Over the years, the 26-year-old has spent time on loan at Galatasaray, Getafe, and Watford. This summer, another move was inevitable, and Stoke announced this evening that Etebo has left.
The switch to Aris has been on the cards for a week or so now, although the details weren’t clear, but it has been revealed the player has left on a permanent deal, instead of fulfilling the final year of his contract that was remaining at the Bet365 Stadium.
Etebo will link up with former Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew, who is in charge of the top-flight outfit.
This was to be expected as Etebo has no future at the club and it just seemed as though they needed to get the right deal to get the move done.
Unfortunately, Etebo’s time with Stoke didn’t work out and he will be viewed as one of a few expensive mistakes made by the club during that period, even if he showed flashes of his talent.