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William Troost-Ekong ready for Salernitana challenge

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William Troost-Ekong, a defender with the Super Eagles, is determined to assist Salernitana in avoiding relegation to Serie B.

The 29-year-old forward is on loan from Watford to the Serie A’s bottom feeders until the end of the season.

“It’s a difficult period for the club, and it can happen to anyone, as they have young but strong players,” the vice-captain of the Super Eagles said on the team’s official website.

After spending two seasons with Udinese following his transfer from Turkish club Bursaspor, Ekong moved to Watford in 2020, where he played for three more years.

“I know the Italian league, and I’m ready to do my best for the club as we seek to finish in a better position on the table at the end of the season.

“Both the English and Italian leagues are difficult; the Premier League is perhaps faster, with no breathing space.

“It was a good experience for me; I’m coming back to Italy to improve. Even though I’m 29, I already have the experience.

“My goal is the same as the team’s, staying in Serie A.”

Troost-Ekong started training with his new team on Tuesday and may make his debut this weekend against Lecce.

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