Transfer: Saudi-Linked Troost Ekong Speaks on Playing Alongside Cristiano Ronaldo

Mar 6, 2024 | Entertainment, News


  • William Troost-Ekong who was named the best player of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) held earlier in 2024 has said he is “happy” at PAOK FC of Greece
  • Legit.ng reports that Troost-Ekong, a leader in the present Super Eagles team, signed for PAOK in July 2023, his seventh club in six years
  • Now, Ekong has admitted that he might get tempted to change clubs and move to a league where football superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, plies his trade

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and football.

Thessaloniki, Greece – Super Eagles of Nigeria’s vice-captain and PAOK of Greece defender, William Troost-Ekong, has said if he has the chance to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League, he would say ‘yes’.

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Troost-Ekong, 30, has been heavily linked with a move to Saudi Arabia.

Troost Ekong and Cristiano Ronaldo/Troost Ekong and Saudi league
Troost Ekong (right) was the Player of the Tournament at AFCON 2023. Photo credits: DeFodi Images, Yasser Bakhsh
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Legit.ng reports that Ronaldo, a Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Portugal legend, currently plays in the Saudi league and captains Al Nassr.

Asked in a recent interview with CNN if he fancies the chance to play alongside the former world’s best player, Ekong answered:

Who wouldn’t? One of the best players in the world. We would have to see what happens, but I’m happy at POAK.

Legit.ng reports that Ekong is currently recovering following surgery. He had played a large part of AFCON 2023 with an injury.

He is expected to be out of the season.

Ekong, who made his debut for the Super Eagles in 2015 under Late Stephen Keshi, has earned more than 70 caps.

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He counts clubs like Gent of Belgium, Udinese of Italy, and Watford of England among his former employers.

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Summer transfer: Ekong among likely movers

Earlier, Legit.ng spotlighted some Super Eagles stars who could switch clubs when the transfer window opens in the summer.

Some of them could make big-money moves and join top teams, thanks to their eye-catching performance in the AFCON 2023.

Source: Legit.ng





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