Troost-Ekong Completes Watford Move

By Daily sports on September 30, 2020

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Nigeria international William Troost-Ekong has completed a permanent switch to English Championship side Watford from Udinese.

The centre-back who featured in 66 Italian top-flight games having previously moved from Turkish Super Lig outfit Bursaspor, is the latest addition to the Vicarage Stadium outfit - and penned a five-year deal with Vladimir Ivic’s team for an undisclosed amount.

Born and raised in England, the 27-year-old started his professional career in the Dutch elite division with Groningen and Dordrecht before heading to Gent and Haugesund respectively.

He joins compatriots Tom Dele-Bashiru and Isaac Success in Hertfordshire and has been handed the No. 5 jersey.

Troost-Ekong is expected to play a crucial role in the team’s return to the Premier League.

Speaking on his move to England, the defender attributed the transfer to his ambition of featuring in the English elite division.

“I believe in the project for Watford to get back into the Premier League,” Troost-Ekong told BBC Sport Africa.

“It’s always been my dream to play in the Premier League and Watford has given me the platform now to get there. Looking at the squad, I believe we have the quality to do it.

“I’ve always made tactical decisions for my career and this felt like the right step now for me and my family.

“As for my international future, I have shown what I can add to the Super Eagles. I have consistently contributed to the team’s success in the last five years and have had the pleasure of captaining the team.” (Goal)

•PHOTO: William Troost-Ekong

Source Daily sports

Posted September 30, 2020


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