Getafe boss, Jose Bordalas, has said the deal for Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, is not a done deal, admitting there could be last-minute setbacks as they look to complete his transfer from Stoke City.
The Nigeria international is on the verge of joining the Spanish top-flight side but the manager remains cautious and wants the transfer handled with care.
Both clubs are reportedly in talks over the signing of Etebo on loan until the end of the season with an option to make the deal permanent.
Speaking ahead of their Saturday’s La Liga fixture against Real Madrid, where they lost by 3-0 at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez Stadium, Bordalas conceded Etebo’s return to Spain was imminent but not confirmed yet.
“The arrival of Etebo is not 100% closed. There can always be last-minute setbacks and that is why I prefer to be cautious,” Bordalas told the media.
Etebo enjoyed a fine debut season with Stoke City in the Championship last season, winning the club’s Player of the Year award but he has found regular playing time difficult in Michael O’Neill’s team.
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The 24-year-old midfielder has played 11 league games for the Potters who are struggling in the Championship in this campaign, with just a point adrift of the relegation zone.
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