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Troost-Ekong Pens Emotional Message To Watford Ahead Salernitana Move

Troost-Ekong Pens Emotional  Message To Watford Ahead Salernitana Move

Nigeria defender, William Troost-Ekong had bid goodbye to Watford ahead of his transfer to Serie A club, Salernitana.

Troost-Ekong will join Salernitana this week after the modest club struck a deal with the Hornets for his transfer.

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The 29-year-old spent three years at the London club, making 64 league and scoring twice.

The Super Eagles vice-captain penned an emotional farewell to his former teammates, coaches and supporters via the social media on Monday night.

“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,” Troost-Ekong wrote on his Twitter handle.

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“The coaches and most of all my teammates, I can only say thank you!!!

“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.”

The centre-back is returning to Italy after his previous stint with Udinese.

He was at Udinese for two years before joining Wafford in 2020.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • pompei 1 week ago

    For me, it’s impossible to hate this guy. People can say whatever they like. This guy has tried for us.
    He shows the right attitude and commitment, even when there was no match bonus payment, and he has to play on a rubbish pitch. Never complains or grumbles, goes about his business. Ever reliable.
    May not be a “talented defender”, but he sure has tried for Nigeria. A lot more than all the arm chair critics who engage in fault finding from the comfort of their sofas.
    Union Troost, best wishes in your next adventure!

    • Aleks 1 week ago

      One of the most reasonable comments posted here.
      Thanks @pompei.
      Wishing William Troost-Ekong the very best in his new club and his entire career.

    • Ignatius Abo 1 week ago

      Thumbs up Brotherman Pompei. I n I will never hate a hard working footballer like Ekong. Hate is a strong word. People dem just leave Ekong alone. Okay he has made laughable mistakes for Nigeria, he has caused own goals, he is a liability many times. All these reasons are not enough to hate him a beg. Arm chair critics like to vomit raw sewage. Ekong is below average for sure but the insult he gets from evil fans is too much. Hating a dedicated player is wrong even if he is poor.
      Heaven bless Ekong and all deserving Super Eagles players.