Ekong unveiled at Salernitana, promises to help club in survival battle


Super Eagles assistant captain William Troost-Ekong has been unveiled at Salernitana after completing a loan switch from Watford FC.

Italian Serie A side Salernitana on Tuesday January 24, 2023 announced the loan transfer of 28-years old Nigerian defender William Troost-Ekong from English Championship side Watford FC.

” US Salernitana 1919 communicates that it has reached an agreement with Watford FC for the temporary transfer with the right to buy the defender born in ’93 William Troost-Ekong,” the club announced via a statement on their official website on Tuesday.

The announcement was accompanied with unveiling pictures showing Ekong will wear jersey number 15 for the Garnets.

William Troost-Ekong completes Salernitana move
William Troost-Ekong unveiled at Salernitana

Salernitana are currently placed 16th on the Italian Serie A standings after 19 games and will at least push to retain top-flight status at the end of the season.

Managed by 49-year old Davide Nicola, Salernitana have already brought in experienced goalkepeer Guillermo Ochoa but that hasn’t fully solved their defensive woes as they look to avoid a slip into the drop zone.

Salernitana have conceded 13 goals in the last four games a concern which led to the move for the Nigerian defender.

In his first words as a Salernitana player, Ekong said he was happy to join Salernitana and help with the clubs push for salvation.

Speaking in Italian language a sign he was arriving at a familiar territory having previously played in the Serie A with Udinese, Ekong said;

Contento di essere arrivato alla Salernitana. Voglio aiutare a conquistare la salvezza” .

Ekong could make his Salernitana debut vs Lecce on Friday January 27 in an Italian Serie A Matchday 20 clash.


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