Troost-Ekong joins Championship club Watford from Udinese

Troost-Ekong joins Championship club Watford from Udinese

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has left Serie A club Udinese Calcio for English side Watford FC, ACLSPORTS reports. 

Ekong has put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Hornets which would see him stay at the club until 2025. 

The deal was confirmed by Ekong’s Serie A club, Udinese on Tuesday evening. 

“Udinese Calcio announces the permanent sale of William Troost-Ekong to Watford,” the club said on their official website. 

The club wished the Nigerian defender well and thanked him for his “professionalism” during his stay with the Biaconeri. 

The 27-year-old featured 66 times during his  two-year stay at the club who he joined from Turkish Süper Lig outfit Bursaspor in 2018.

Ekong, who will wear shirt number 5 at the club, is raring to go and can’t wait to play for his latest club. 

“New chapter [at WatfordFC], happy to be here and ready to get started! 🐝,” he posted on his official social media account.


The former Netherlands youth international, Troost-Ekong made his senior international debut for Nigeria in 2015. 

He was also part of the Super Eagles’ defence at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where he featured in all the games for Nigeria. 

Troost-Ekong also has an AFCON medal to his name as he was part of the Super Eagles team that came third at last year’s African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Oyibo wall member began his senior career in the Eredivisie with Groningen and Dordrecht before spells in Belgium and Norway, with Gent and Haugesund respectively.

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