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Super Eagles Defender, William Troost-Ekong Joins New Club



Williams Troost-Ekong

Nigerian international, and Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has joined Serie A club, Salernitana.

Over last weekend, it was reported that the 29-year-old Nigerian international was heading to Italy on loan with a view to a permanent move.

According to Sky Sports, the Serie A side has an obligation to buy the Nigerian at the end of the season.

Troost-Ekong previously played in the Italian top-flight with Udinese, where he spent two seasons (2018-2020).

Announcing his departure from Watford, he wrote;

“The moment has come for me to move on from Watford FC after three special seasons shared with everyone involved. From everyone at the restaurant, security workers, volunteers at the stadium to the medical & office staff and all the rest you have made my time what it was. The coaches and most of all my teammates, I can only say thank you!!!

“The Pozzo family for believing in me and the important five years of my career at both clubs with the highlight the promotion and a chance to achieve my boyhood dream of playing in the Premier League.

“To all the fans thank you for your support, it has been special going from watching as a boy to stepping on the pitch as a player. As now a fan again I wish for promotion just as much as all of you and will be back watching from the stands in the future.

All the best,

William Troost-Ekong confirms Watford exit as he prepares to join Serie A club Salernitana

Troost-Ekong joined Watford from Udinese in September 2020 and made 70 appearances.

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