Williams Troost-Ekong completes Watford move from Udinese

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has completed his transfer to the English Championship side, Watford.


The 27-year-old center-half signed a five-year contract with the Hornets and becomes the latest new addition to Vladimir Ivić’s squad.


Troost-Ekong has spent the past two years in Italy with Udinese, playing 66 times for the Serie A side since his arrival from Turkish Süper Lig outfit Bursaspor in 2018.



Born in the Netherlands, he began his senior career in the Eredivisie with Groningen and Dordrecht before spells in Belgium and Norway, with Gent and Haugesund respectively.



Ekong who has 42 caps and represented his country at the 2018 World Cup will jersey number 5 at the club.



Troost-Ekong made his senior international debut for Nigeria in 2015 and has since proven himself to be an important part of the Super Eagles’ defense, playing three times at the World Cup in Russia and making six appearances at last year’s African Cup of Nations in Egypt.



He will now join his compatriots Isaac Success and Tom Dele-Bashiru at the club.



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