Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has signed a 5-year-deal with English Championship side, Watford.
Troost-Ekong joins the last season’s relegated Premier League team from Italian Seria A side, Udinese where he spent two seasons.
The 27-year-old was a regular team player in the Udinese team before his move to Watford where he will wear the number 5 shirt as announced by the club.
Troost-Ekong bid farewell to Udinese through his social media account before the move was made official.
He said, “Good morning! Just a few words to thank everyone. After two special years, the time has come to change and leave,” he said in a video posted on Instagram.
“Special thanks to all my friends and teammates, the staff, the club and of course our fans. Thanks a lot to everyone and good luck to Udinese. Forza Udinese always. A big hug. Your Willy.”
Troost-Ekong’s move to Watford was made easier because the club and Udinese are both owned by the same Pozzo family.
The Nigeria International started his playing career in England with the youth side of Tottenham Hotspur before joining Dutch side, Groningen.
He went on to play for another Dutch side, Dordrecht on loan before joining Jupiler League side, Gent from where he made a loan move to Norwegian side, Haugesund.
Troost-Ekong had a short stint in Turkey with Bursaspor from where se was signed by Udinese in the summer transfer before the start of the 2018/2019 season.