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Udinese Reach Agreement With Bursaspor To Sign Troost-Ekong

Udinese Reach Agreement With Bursaspor To Sign Troost-Ekong

By Johnny Edward:
Italian Serie A club, Udinese, has reached an agreement with Bursaspor to sign Nigeria defender, William Troost-Ekong reports, Completesportsnigeria.com.

Udinese reportedly offered €3.3m for the defender who turns 25 years old next month.

The 24 year old centre-half who was heavily linked with a move to Stade Rennais in France joined Bursaspor from Gent in 2017 and made 32 appearances and scored two goals.

Bursaspor have already published a farewell message to the Nigeria international on their official Twitter handle The defendee played 33 times and scored three goals for the club.

“Thank you @WTroostEkong ,” a tweet from Bursaspor’s official Twitter handle reads.

Troost-Ekong moved to Bursaspor a year ago for €1m after previously played for Tottenham Hotspur, Groningen, Dordrecht, KAA Gent and Haugesund.

Troost Ekong represented Holland at Under-19 and Under-21 levels but eventually chose to represent Nigeria at senior level. He he has chalked up 24 senior caps for his country and has scored one goal.


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  • What is happening? More and more Super Eagles players going to “elite” leagues; this must be music to someone’s ears .

  • Chairmanfemi 3 years ago

    You are right @deo. Am impressed by Ekong’s move to Serie A. Udinese is also a big club in Italy

  • great move by all standards, I love the fact that this guy’s career has been on the ascendancy..from dorchecht in the Dutch league to gent in Belgium and then to Trabzonspor unto Udinese..wont be surprised if this guy is on the books of one big team in one of the top leagues in a few years

  • Amaechi Ajah 3 years ago

    This is good for d development of game.

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Great move by Troost. This piece of news gladens the heart. Nice career progression. Up next is any of the Milan clubs, Juve or Naples

  • Sammy 3 years ago

    Joy and sorrow! It is a joyful thing to hear make a great move a to an elite league to improving the standard of our national team play. But the sorrowful news of our great, dynamic and tormentor-in-chief, Moses’ retirement from international football is most disturbing as there is no capable replacement of him. l wonder who can step into his shoe for us because the fear of Moses is a nightmare to the opposition.

  • Haymaker 3 years ago

    Well deserved move. Hardworking and committed defender.

    • That is rich coming from a backward looking pundit who needs to be committed to a mental asylum.
      Haymaker, more like Claymaker.

  • Wow,this is arguably the best move by any Nigerian player this summer.
    It’s been a while we have seen a NIGERIAN player attracted interest from Serie A.
    Udinese fc, by all standards is a big club with quality players and a big prospect of playing in Europe.

    Troost Ekong should fancy his chances at Udinese, he’s a hardworking player with a strong physicality to cope with the rigours of Italian league.

  • Shege Luzzy 3 years ago

    Congratulations our dear troost. One of d many benefits of playing with your real age.sooner than later super eagles will be wiped clean of grannies who play to their forties and when it’s d supposed time to hit their peak.they seek refuge in the distant orient or d middle East.lets not even include the flimsy excuses attributed to international retirement.

    Football is a passionate sport and barring injuries its an oddity to see players resign when he should be at his peak.