He made 30 league appearances for I Bianconeri last season, but William Troost Ekong won’t get to feature in the Serie A this season
Super Eagles vice-captain William Troost Ekong is set to complete a shocking move from Italian Serie A side, Udinese, to Skybet Championship club, Watford.
Soccernet had earlier reported that the 27-year-old is a target for the Hornets and the deal is edging towards completion.
According to BBC’s Oluwashina Okeleji, Ekong has landed in London and should sign a deal with Watford on Tuesday.
UPDATE: King eKong in London#Nigeria international defender William Troost-Ekong, 27, has landed in England.
Expected to seal a permanent move from Italian club Udinese to #WatfordFC on Tuesday.
He represented Netherlands at youth level before switching allegiance to Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/sCZqFVJcRf
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) September 28, 2020
It’s a surprising move given Ekong is leaving the Italian top-flight for England’s second division. However, the deal could be linked with a relationship between Watford and Udinese, who are both owned by the Pozzo family.
Ekong’s deal with Watford means the Nigerian international returns to England 12 years after leaving. The Dutch-born Super Eagles star started his football journey with Bishop Stortford FC before joining Fulham youth side.
He also had stints with Tottenham’s U-21 side where he played with England international, Harry Kane.