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Super Eagles Defender Troost-Ekong Joins Watford

30 September 2020 News Sport


Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has completed his move from Italian side Udinese to English club Watford.

The Championship side confirmed the five-year deal signed by the 27-year-old via an official statement on their website.

However, the financial implications of the permanent transfer were not disclosed.

Troost-Ekong, who is the latest new addition to Vladimir Ivić’s squad, spent the past two years in Italy with Udinese.

He played 66 times for the Serie A side since his arrival from Turkish Süper Lig outfit Bursaspor in 2018.

Already, the Super Eagles defender who has been handed the number 5 jersey has expressed delight at his move to Vicarage Road.#

Ekong would be looking to help the Hornets secure promotion back to the Premier League having been relegated last season.

Interestingly, Watford boasts of having Nigerian players on their books in the past and present with the likes of Odion Ighalo, Isaac Success among others playing for the modest club.

Apart from Ekong, Watford on Tuesday also confirmed the signing of sought-after teenage striker Djibril Touré.

The 17-year-old, who has represented Guinea at youth international level will join the club on January 1, 2021, from Ceffomig FC.

The Hornets have beaten a number of top European clubs to secure the signature of Touré, who joins on a five-and-a-half-year contract.

After the first three matches in the Championship, Watford are fifth on the log with two wins and a draw to their credit.

Ivić’s men would have to sustain or even improve on their present momentum to actualise their quest for an instant return to the Premier League.


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