Super Eagles Defender Troost-Ekong Joins Serie A Side Salernitana On Loan

Super Eagles Defender Troost-Ekong Joins Serie A Side Salernitana On Loan

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By Amaechi Agbo

Super Eagles vice captain, William Troost-Ekong has joined Italian Serie A side Salernitana on loan for the remainder of the season with an option to buy.

Ekong joined The Garnet from English Championship side, Watford where he spent three seasons.

Watford confirmed Ekong’s departure on Tuesday while wishing him “all the best”

“William Troost-Ekong has joined Serie A side Salernitana for the remainder of the 2022/23 season, on a loan deal with an option to purchase

“All the best, William!” Watford said.

The 29 years old returns to a familiar league after he spent 2018-2020 season with Udinese

The Nigerian international penned an emotional farewell message to Watford FC fans earlier on Monday

“The moment has come for me to move on from @WatfordFC after 3 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!!!

Ekong spent 3 seasons with Watford

“The Pozzo family for believing in me and the important 5 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,” he said.

Ekong who has two and half years left on his contract was an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw with Rotherham on Saturday in the EFL league.

Salernitana are currently 16 on the Serie A table with 6 points above the drop zone.

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