Kayserispor to offer troubled Super Eagles star Turkish lifeline

Unwanted in Stoke and surplus to requirements at Galatasaray, Nigerian international Oghenekaro Etebo must find a new home to play football ahead of next season

There may be some silver lining in the dark skies for Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo, as there are clearer indications regarding where he would spend the 2021/2022 season.

According to a Stoke-on-Trent report, as per Fotomac, Kayserispor are interested in taking Etebo back to the Turkish Super Lig on a temporary, year-long deal.

The combative midfielder spent last season on loan at Galatasaray after his parent club Stoke City made it clear that he was no longer a part of their plans.

The former Warri Wolves’ attacking midfielder featured in 24 league matches for Galatasaray, but nearly half of those appearances (10) were made off the bench as he failed to convince manager Fatih Terim.

Etebo’s contract with Galatasaray ended this month, with the Turkish giants deciding against making his loan deal permanent.

The 25-year-old returned to the Bet365 Stadium to find that much has not changed about his situation, with an increasing possibility that he would be sent on loan for at least another year.

But Kayserispor could end Etebo’s misery by taking him to the Kadir Has Stadium.

While Galatasaray finished the 2020/21 campaign as runners-up to champions Besiktas, Kayserispor did just enough to avoid relegation, finishing in 17th position of the 21-team Turkish elite league.

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