Oghenekaro Etebo’s proposed move to Portuguese side Clube Desportivo Feirense is still very much alive, with the transfer window set to officially close in Portugal in the next 48 hours, the player’s agent claims.
Endurance Ogbemudia, Etebo’s agent and advisor has stressed that the striker’s transfer to the Segunda Liga side from Warri Wolves is already in the bag, having penned a two-and-a-half-year deal, and he will be jetting out to Portugal in the coming days.
“Etebo is still expecting his visa from the Portuguese embassy, by the grace of God if the visa comes out he'll travel to Portugal,” Ogbemudia explained to Goal .
“He has already signed a two-and -a-half year contract effective January 10, 2016 to June 30, 2018. The deal is 99.99 percent concluded, CD Feirense have all documentations.”
The Nigeria Under-23 striker had been linked with possible moves to Esperance and CS Sfaxien in Tunisia and Ismaily in Egypt, before he committed his future to CD Feirense.
“One of the major reasons Etebo rejected those offers is that the owner of Feirense had a long chat with him and told him of his plans for the club.
“The offer from Feirense was more realistic than the other options available. He explained that he wants to bring the club to limelight by signing Nigerian stars.
“They want to gain promotion to the elite division at the end of this season, Kunle Soname is truthful to his words,” Ogbemudia concluded.
Etebo rose to prominence at the Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations last December and was subsequently rewarded for his outstanding performance, with CAF naming him the Most Promising Talent in Africa early last month.