Watford have officially announced the signing of Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong from Serie A club Udinese for five-year deal.
Troost-Ekong who spent two years with Udinese joined the Sky Bet Championship side for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday.
Watford announced the signing via a statement on their website and also confirmed the 27-year old will wear jersey number 5.
“Nigerian international defender William Troost-Ekong has completed a permanent transfer to Watford, the Hornets are delighted to announce.
“The 27-year-old centre-half, who has 42 caps and represented his country at the 2018 World Cup,
has signed a five-year contract with the Hornets and becomes the latest new addition to Vladimir Ivić’s squad.”
Troost-Ekong played 66 games for Udinese since his arrival from Turkish Super Lig club Bursaspor in 2018.
The in tweet said he was happy to be a Watford player and ready to start.
“New chapter @WatfordFC!
Happy to be here and ready to get started! 🐝.”
— William Troost-Ekong (@WTroostEkong) September 29, 2020
The Super Eagles defender in an interview revealed the role Odion Ighalo played.
He said talked with Ighalo last week before he made his decision.
“Ighalo used to be my roommate. I spoke to Odion last week.
“He only had good things to say about the club.
“He’s a great guy, a fantastic player and like a big brother for me.“
“Ighalo used to be my roommate. I spoke to Odion last week. He only had good things to say about the club. He’s a great guy, a fantastic player and like a big brother for me.“
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) September 29, 2020