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Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong has confirmed he will leave Watford after three seasons with the Hornets to play for Serie A side Salernitana.

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Troost-Ekong made 68 appearances for Watford after joining from Udinese in September 2020.

The Super Eagles vice-captain announced the news on Instagram, where he thanked the Pozzo family, who own both Watford and Udinese.

The 29-year-old has joined Salernitana – who are currently 17th in the 20-team Serie A – initially on loan, with an option for a permanent move.


“The moment has come for me to move on… after three special seasons shared with everyone involved,” he wrote in his post.

The centre-back thanked “everyone at the restaurant, security workers, volunteers at the stadium to the medical & office staff” as well as the coaches and team-mates, together with “the Pozzo family for believing in me.”

He said Watford had given him “a chance to achieve my boyhood dream of playing in the Premier League.”

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