Troost-Ekong Joins Watford FC On Five-year Deal
By Amaechi Agbo
Ekong departed his former club, Udinese and flew in Monday to complete the move to Vicarage Road where he will link up with Ben Wilmot with whom he formed a friendship during the Hornets defender’s time on loan with the Italian side.
The 27-year-old has been expected at Watford since the beginning of the transfer window and a deal was finally pushed through this week.
He has previously spent time in England with both Tottenham and Fulham during his youth career and has 42 international caps.
He has signed a five-year contract and will wear squad number five.
Meanwhile Williams Troost-Ekong has expressed delight after completing a five-year contract with the former Odion Ighalo’s club.
He went on Twitter to express his joy saying “New chapter @WatfordFC! Happy to be here and ready to get started!”
Troost-Ekong’s is making a return to England where his career began with Tottenham Hotspur although, as a youth player and never making it into the first team.
His senior career began at Groningen in the Netherlands and then he moved to Gent before Bursaspor. In between these were loan spells at Dordrecht and Haugesund.
Troost-Ekong is among the Nigeria squad that will take on Algeria and Tunisia in international friendlies on October 9 and 13, respectively.