Fans of Stoke City have registered their disappointment at the Sky Bet Championship side for sending out Oghenekaro Etebo out on loan to Spanish Laliga side Getafe.
Stoke City club announced on Wednesday that Etebo will spend the remainder of the 2019/20 season with the La Liga outfit.
Etebo joined Stoke at the start of the previous campaign and featured in 34 Championship league games, scoring two goals.
But this season, he made only 11 appearances in Stoke’s 26 league fixtures played so far, before heading to Getafe.
Etebo was not prominent in the game plans of new manager Michael O’Neill, who replaced Nathan Jones in September 2019.
Etebo himself announced his loan departure to Getafe and thanked Stoke City fans for their support.
“New chapter 💪, just want to use this opportunity to appreciate all the fans from Stoke @StokeLoudProud @stokecity you guys will forever stay in my heart and Goodluck for the rest of the season✌️ Up Getafe @GetafeCF,” Etebo tweeted via his personal Twitter handle.
And following the loan move to Getafe, some of The Potters’ fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment that the club sent out their talented midfielder.
Commenting on Etebo’s move, Leigh Salmon described it as a joke.
“Absolute joke,” he tweeted.
Joe Thompson called it a strange decision.
“This is a strange one, seemed to want to put in a shift for the shirt. I fear this is just a necessity due to the FFP rules.”
Another Stoke City fan Luke Barker, tweeted: “So we’ve just decided we don’t need our best 2 midfielders?
“I thought we’d turned a corner with Ndiaye getting game time this season, but the last few days have seen that all undone.”
In his reaction, Stuart Mitton mocked the board.
“Master stroke. Genius from the board,” his Tweet reads.
The Potters fan simply known as Jordan tweeted about Etebo’s loan switch to Getafe: “This is a sickening transfer. Arguably the best player in our entire squad being sent out on loan while the threat of League One hangs over us. Funny how he’s going to a team fighting for a European spot in La Liga… almost like he’s a very good player.”
David Rily tweeted: “This departure cuts deep for me. Premier League signing with lots of potential. Ends up in the Championship and arguably our best player. Now back to Spain. A marker for our demise.
Best of luck @etebo_karo.”
Gary Jackson: “Good luck Peter, will always get a good welcome from me if you return one day.”
Bristol Stokie: “Good luck @etebo_karo . An unbelievable talent. Really sad to see you go but pleased you have got a good move. Top, top player who belongs at the top level. Thanks for efforts and memories pal.”
Nick Holdcroft: “Good luck @etebo_karo in your new role, always enjoyed watching you play for us, a great pity you came to the club during this awful downward spiral! Onwards & upwards.”
And a fan with the username,Potters Analytica, tweeted: “Love you Pete.
Messi will be quaking that you’ve returned to pocket him once more.”