Recruiting to enable them to return quickly to the English top flight, Watford have completed the signing of Nigeria international defender William Troost-Ekong from Udinese on a five-year deal
The 27-year-old, who was born in the Netherlands, began his senior career in the Eredivisie with Groningen and Dordrecht before spells in Belgium and Norway. He then joined Bursaspor in Turkey before moving to Serie A with Udinese in 2018. The centre-back has played 42 times for Nigeria and he will take the number five shirt at Watford.
“I believe in the project for Watford to get back into the Premier League,” the 27-year-old told BBC Sport Africa. It’s always been my dream to play in the Premier League and Watford has given me the platform now to get there. Looking at the squad, I believe we have the quality to do it.”
Troost-Ekong made 66 appearances for Udinese, but no details about any transfer fee have been disclosed.