Peter Etebo has spelled out his dream of playing in Germany as he considers the career path lying before him.
The Stoke City and Nigeria midfielder is currently on loan at Getafe, the Spanish high-fliers, with a view to a permanent switch at the end of the season.
The whole contract and transfer situation is up in the air at the moment but he told Punch in an Instagram chat that he would like to test himself in the Bundesliga – if he had to test himself anywhere.
“I love the Bundesliga. To be fair I didn’t think about the Italian League,” he said.
“When I was growing up I have always got the awareness in me that I want to play in the Bundesliga.
“I am not saying it is the greatest league, it’s just the love I have got for the Bundesliga.
“I have played in Spain, in England and then Portugal. If I have to move, it’s going to be Bundesliga.”
Etebo, aged 24, was breaking into the Getafe starting plans before the football shut down and had featured against clubs including Barcelona, Sevilla and Real Betis.
He had joined Stoke for £6.3m from Feirense in the summer 2018, arranged before and announced shortly after the appointment of Gary Rowett as manager.
He missed pre-season under Nathan Jones due to commitments in the Africa Cup of Nations and did not feature again after picking up an injury in October.