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Ekong closes in on Salernitana switch


Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria assistant skipper William Troost-Ekong is near a switch to Italian Serie A membership Salernitana from Watford FC.

Reviews of Ekong’s transfer emerged final week with the transfer anticipated to be full this week SportsRation experiences.

Regardless of the 2 and half years left on his present contract at English Championship facet Watford FC, Ekong is eager on a return to Italy.

The 29-year outdated was an unused substitute through the 1-1 draw with Rotherham on Saturday however went onto the pitch at full-time .

At Vicarage highway, Ekong applauded and appeared to wave on the followers, an indication the transfer could possibly be full earlier than the subsequent sport on January twenty eighth.

Watford FC supervisor Slaven Bilic did affirm the information of Ekong’s departure in his put up match interview.

“There’s something about it I heard it earlier than the sport. It’s not only a hearsay,” mentioned the Croatian supervisor who has already recognized replacements for the Eagle.

“We have to deliver one thing, we have to. Now if (Troost-Ekong) goes and with Christian Kabesele injured all of a sudden we’re extremely brief so we want that if we need to do what we need to do,” Bilic mentioned.

Salernitana will need Troost-Ekong to resolve their sorry defensive struggles this season.

Mexican Goalkepeer Guillermo Ochoa joined in the winter switch and has been left uncovered in order that regardless of his goalkeeping heroics, sixteenth positioned Salernitana have let in 13 objectives in 4 video games.

Ekong who has not too long ago modified brokers will fancy a return to the Italian prime flight having already turned out for Udinese earlier than becoming a member of Watford in 2020.

Based on experiences in Italy, the Nigerian defender will journey to Italy this week to seal the mortgage transfer till the top of this season with an possibility to purchase.

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Watford’s William Troost-Ekong celebrates scoring their facet’s second objective of the sport through the Sky Guess Championship match at Vicarage Street, Watford. Image date: Sunday October 23, 2022. (Photograph by Steven Paston/PA Photographs through Getty Photographs)

Ekong has made 17 appearances this season and has captained the Hornets on a few events in the SkyBet Championship this season.

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