Struggling Ekong set for Salernitana loan move

Struggling Ekong set for Salernitana loan move

In a bid to secure regular playing time, Super Eagles captain William Troost-Ekong is reportedly set to join Serie A club Salernitana on loan from Watford till the end of the season.

The 29-year-old centre-back is on Watford’s bench against Rotherham in the English Championship, but Sky Italia reports that he will be in Italy on Sunday for a medical ahead of the loan move.

According to reports, Watford has agreed to take Troost-Ekong on loan from Salernitana till the end of the current campaign with a buy-back clause.

Watford have reportedly approved a loan deal for Troost-Ekong to join Serie A club Salernitana with an option to buy.

The Nigerian international has played 17 games for Watford this season across all competitions after falling out of favor earlier in the season.

Troost-Ekong will reportedly return to Italy where he played for Udinese from 2018 to 2020 when he joined Watford where he’s been ever since.

It also helps that current Salernitana coach Davide Nicola was in charge of Udinese when Troost-Ekong was there.

Salernitana are currently 16th on the Serie A table with 18 points from 18 games sitting six points above the relegation zone.

I Granata will be hoping the addition of the Nigerian captain will help steady their defence s they have conceded 35 goals in 18 games so far, the most in Serie A this season.

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