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Troost-Ekong joins Serie A side Salernitana on loan

Troost-Ekong joins Serie A side Salernitana on loan

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has joined Italian Serie A side Salernitana on a loan deal with an option for a permanent transfer in the summer.

The club announced Troost-Ekong’s signing from English Championship side Watford on their website.

“US Salernitana 1919 communicates that it has reached an agreement with Watford FC for the temporary transfer with the right to buy the defender born in ’93 William Troost-Ekong. The player will wear the number 15 shirt,” the Serie A club wrote on its website.

Watford also confirmed Troost-Ekong’s departure on their won website, wishing the defender all the best in his new club.

“Watford FC confirms that defender William Troost-Ekong has joined Serie A side Salernitana in Italy for the remainder of the 2022/23 season, on a loan deal with an option to purchase.

“Salernitana will pay the Hornets a loan fee for Troost-Ekong’s services, with a clause in place for a further fee should the club, based near Naples, retain their Serie A status,” the English Championship side wrote.

The centre-half featured 68 times and scored twice since joining Watford from Udinese in September 2020.

The 30-year-old will wear the number 15 jersey.

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