William Troost-Ekong joins Udinese

Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has joined Udinese from Turkish Super Lig club Bursaspor, on a reported €3.3m deal.

The centre-back who was an integral part of Nigeria’s team at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup joined Bursaspor from Gent in 2017 for €1m.

“Ekong is a player with an important physical structure. He is good in the air, can defend very well and support the attack as well.
“We talk about an aggressive central defender, strong in contrast and with an excellent game reading: a thoughtful, non-instinctive leader who always tries to play the ball, all characteristics that go very well with the game of our coach (Julio Velazquez).” – Udinese’s technical director, Daniel Prade.

Troost-Ekong would be 25 years old in a month time and would be hoping to make a major impact in Italy. While at Bursaspor, he featured in 32 games scoring 3 goals, spending only a season at the club.

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