Super Eagles star set to return to England despite helping Serie A club avoid relegation

Nigerian international William Troost-Ekong will be bidding farewell to Serie A side Salernitana as his loan deal with the Italian club comes to an end on June 30. Troost-Ekong had joined Salernitana in January on a six-month loan, with a clause that granted the club the option to purchase the former Udinese star if impressed by his performances.

Troost-Ekong’s arrival at the club came during a fierce relegation battle, with Salernitana languishing in 16th place on the league table. Despite some injuries hindering his impact, the Super Eagles defender featured in nine league matches and even scored his first-ever Serie A goal in a nail-biting 3-2 victory over Udinese Calcio, providing Salernitana with a crucial late winner.

However, recent reports from Italy have indicated that Salernitana is embarking on an ambitious summer overhaul, with a massive clearout of players on the cards. Unfortunately for Troost-Ekong, the club will not exercise their option to make his move permanent, leading to his return to Watford. The Nigerian vice-captain’s contract with the English club expires on June 30, 2025.

Troost-Ekong’s stint with Salernitana may have been short-lived, but his performances have undoubtedly impressed soccer enthusiasts, demonstrating his ability to adapt to new environments and make a significant impact. The Nigerian international will undoubtedly have other suitors, and his return to England will provide him with an opportunity to showcase his skills and potentially earn a permanent move to a new club.

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