By David Meshioye:
Bursaspor FC of Turkey new signing, William Troost-Ekong says he is aware of the daunting task before him and assures he is ready to work hard to justify his move to the Turkish Super Lig side, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The Nigeria international completed a summer switch from Belgian side KAA Gent and penned a three-year deal with Bursaspor on Saturday.
The central defender told Turkish news medium Milliyet that he was leaving no stone unturned to ensure he lived-up to his pre-transfer rating, and most importantly, help Bursaspor become a big force to reckon with in the Turkish topflight League next season.
He stressed that his main preoccupation would be helping to restore confidence in the defence which over the years has been the club's weakest link.
Ekong also. admitted that he was thrilled by the club's interest in him and quickly made up his mind.
"I am very happy to be here and I am very excited to be able to make this transfer see the light of the day. I was excited right from the moment I heard Bursaspor wanted me to play for them," Milliyet quoted Troost-Ekong as saying.
“After hearing about the transfer interest, I had no doubt in my mind that it’s going to be a great one for my career. I am happy that this contract was sealed after many discussions.
“Bursa is a very big club, and I really thank the fans too for the support. I think their welcome message made me feel welcomed at the club.
“I hope to give my best to the club and put smiles on the faces of our dear fans.
“I will also work hard and ensure Bursaspor defense become one the best next season."