Stoke City boss, Michael O’Neill says rumour of a Bet365 winter return for Nigeria international, Oghenekaro Etebo is just what it is: a rumour.
”It’s definitely a rumour! The players who are out on loan are out on loan for the season and that won’t change,’ said O’Neill during the press conference ahead of the Potters’ FA Cup tie against Leicester City.
There had been rumours in the Turkish media that Galatasaray is not impressed with the Nigerian and could send him back to Stoke City from where he joined the Super Lig giants on a season-long loan deal.
O’Neill insisted the club only respected the wishes of Etebo and the other players who are out on loan.
”It was what they wanted at that period in time. They made that decision and we made that decision as a club. Maybe because the loan hasn’t gone well, you can’t just decide you want to come back. It doesn’t work like that.We don’t envisage any of the loan players who are currently at various clubs returning to Stoke in January.”