Watford man linked with two clubs despite having three years left on his contract

Latest Watford news involves a potential departure
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Watford defender William Troost-Ekong is reportedly wanted by Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor.

The Nigeria international is being linked with a move to Turkey.

Troost-Ekong, 29, stayed at Vicarage Road beyond the English transfer deadline last week.

According to Turkish news outlet Fotomac (via Soccer net Nigeria), he has emerged on the radar of Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor now.

Watford situation

The centre-back remains under contract at Watford until June 2025 after penning a five-year deal when he joined in September 2020.

However, he has slipped out of favour at Vicarage Road and has only played once in the Championship this term.

He helped them gain promotion from the second tier in his first year at the club but couldn’t do anything about their relegation in the last campaign.

Prior to his switch to Hertfordshire, Troost-Ekong played for the likes of FC Groningen, Gent, Bursaspor and Udinese.

Trabzonspor won the Turkish Super Lig last season and will be battling it out with Fenerbahce to retain their title this year.

Both clubs apparently want Troost-Ekong now to bolster their defence and he has played in Turkey before.

Other news

In other news, Watford loan man Kortney Hause was pleased to have made his first start against Rotherham United on Saturday.

He told the official club website:

“It was great to be out there today and I’m grateful for Watford, who have given me the opportunity to play at this level at a great, big club.

“I’m thankful for the club who have given me backing and the confidence to play. As a footballer, you always want to start games and it has been a while since I started.

“To be given the opportunity makes you hungry to do well and I played decent. It’s now about building on that and contributing to the team and racking up some points.”

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