The Super Eagles vice-captain is currently on the books of Udinese, but he could be on the move to England’s second division
Italian Serie A side, Udinese, are considering selling William Troost Ekong this summer with the Skybet English championship his likely destination.
According to a local newspaper, Messaggero Veneto, in Udine, the Nigerian alongside Francisco Sierralta could be sold to the Hornets with Roberto Pereyra and Ignacio Pussetto moving the other way.
William Troost-Ekong could be on his way to Watford along with Francisco Sierralta. Pussetto is already in Udinese and Pereyra is likely to follow him. Ken Sema has also returned with it unlikely of him rejoining Udine pic.twitter.com/qezmtR0vCC
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It’s a surprising move given he made 31 appearances in all competitions for Le Zebrette last season, while Watford suffered relegation from the English top-flight.
However, the Pozzo connection between the two clubs may have played a major role-although it is not known if Ekong had a say in it.
The Nigerian international joined Udinese from Bursaspor in 2018 and has turned out to be one of the club’s most important players.
Should a deal be agreed between the two parties, Ekong would be making an England return having featured for Fulham and Tottenham youth sides previously.