Peter Etebo is joining Getafe on loan as Stoke boss Michael O’Neill continues his clear-out.
Badou Ndiaye was first through the Stoke exit, joining Turkish side Trabzonspor on loan for the rest of the season two years after the Senegalese midfielder signed for £14million.
O’Neill was prepared to let Ndiaye go because he was not part of his first-team plans and is also offloading Etebo.
Etebo, who cost £6.3million from Portuguese side Feirense 18 months ago, has not figured under O’Neill since he took over two months ago.
O’Neill was not overly impressed with the Nigeria midfielder in training and has sanctioned his move to Getafe to help trim his bloated squad.
“When I came to the club, Peter was injured,” said O’Neill recently. “He’d come back from international duty and been injured. So that was far from ideal.
“His training has been OK, it’s been no better than OK, so that’s important.”
O’Neill will overhaul his squad during the transfer window and has already recalled Josh Tymon and Thibaud Verlinden from loans as he decides who should have a future at Stoke.