Troost-Ekong Reveals How Ighalo Helped Him Join Watford

Williams Troost-Ekong has revealed how former Super Eagles teammates Odion Ighalo helped influence his decision before agreeing to join Watford.

Ekong’s transfer from Udinese to Watford was announced on Tuesday after signing a five-year contract with the English side.

The 27-year-old said he contacted his former teammate, Ighalo who also played for Hornets before he agreed to sign for the team.

“Ighalo used to be my roommate. I spoke to Odion last week. He only had good things to say about the club. He’s a great guy, a fantastic player and like a big brother for me.“ he said.

“It’s always been my dream to play in the Premier League and Watford has given me the platform now to get there. Looking at the squad, I believe we have the quality to do it,” he told BBC Sport.

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The transfer is in the region of £4milion and the Super Eagles defender could make his debut in Sky Bet Championship side game against Reading this weekend.

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