Official: Super Eagles Defender Troost Ekong Joins Udinese: Nigeria international defender William Troost-Ekong has joined Italian Serie A side Udinese from Turkish side Bursaspor for a fee in the region of €3.3m, Owngoalnigeria.com understands.
Ekong joined Bursaspor last summer from Belgium side Gent but shortly before representing Nigeria at the World Cup in Russia, the 25-year-old revealed he will be interested in a move away from the Turkish side.
He complained about the delay in payment of salaries, a problem which is peculiar to most teams in Turkey. Shortly after the World Cup in Russia, where he played in all of Nigeria’s game, he was linked with a move to French side Lille.
The move didn’t materialize and the defender showed his worth by scoring in Bursaspor’s first game of the new Turkish season but ended up on the losing side as they lost 1-2 to Fenerbahce.
Last season the defender who has 17 international caps with Nigeria at senior level made 27 league appearances for Bursaspor and found the back of the net twice.