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21-year-old Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has put pen to paper for Belgian club, Gent. He will however spend the coming season on loan at Norwegian club, Haugesund.
William Troost-Ekong revealed to BBC Sport that his decision to join the Belgian side was influenced by his new National team coach, Sunday Oliseh.
“I’m very happy to have signed with the Belgium champions. I took my time deciding on my next best step,”
“I thank Gent for this great opportunity and I look forward to joining the club at the end of my loan.”
“I spoke with the Nigeria coach and the emphasis was for me to ensure that I am playing regular top-flight football even if that meant seeking a loan move.
“I’m thankful for his advice and together with what I and my management had in mind, this was the best option.
“Going to Norway gives me an opportunity to play regularly and continue my progress,” Ekong said.