By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria defender, William Troost-Ekong, has penned an emotional farewell message to his former club, Bursaspor and teammates following his move to Italian side, Udinese, Completesportsnigeria. com reports.
Bursaspor announced on Wednesday that they have reached agreement with Udinese for the transfer of the centre-back
Udinese reportedly offered €3.3m for the defender who turns 25 years old next month.
“I want to say a big thank you to everyone in Bursa and Bursaspor especially my teammates and staff for everything. I will always have great memories of my time in Turkey as a player but also as a man. However the time has come for a new step in my career,” reads a statement on Troost-Ekong’s Twitter handle.
“I want to wish Bursaspor a great season and I will now follow the team as a fan. So of course lastly I want to say a special thank you to Texas and all the fans who supported me and the team. I will remain one of you now. Texasli Ekong 🙏🏽🐊💚.”
The 24 year old centre-half who was heavily linked with a move to Stade Rennais in France joined Bursaspor from Gent in 2017 for €1m.
He made 32 appearances for the club and scored two goals.
Troost Ekong represented Holland at Under-19 and Under-21 levels but eventually chose to represent Nigeria at senior level.
He he has chalked up 24 senior caps for his country and has scored one goal.