Nigeria defender William Trost-Ekong bid farewell to Watford before moving to Salernitana in Serie A.
Troost-Ekong will join Salernitana this week after the lowly club struck a deal with the Hornets for a transfer.
The 29-year-old spent three years at the London club, making 64 league appearances and scoring twice.
The Super Eagles vice captain wrote an emotional goodbye to his former teammates, coaches and fans on social media Monday night.
“It is time for me to move on from @WatfordFC after 3 special seasons shared with everyone involved. From everyone in the restaurant, security people, volunteers at the stadium to the medical staff, office and all the rest, I made my time what it is,” Troost-Ekong wrote on his Twitter account. on him.
“The coaches and most of my team mates, I can only say THANK YOU!!!
“The Pozzo family for believing in me and the most important 5 years of my career at both clubs with the highlight being promotion and the opportunity to fulfill my childhood dream of playing in the Premier League.
“Thank you all the fans for your support, it was so special to go from watching as a boy to stomping on the pitch as a player. As a fan now again, I hope to be promoted just like all of you and will be watching from the stands again in the future.”
The centre-back returns to Italy after his previous stint with Udinese.
He was at Udinese for two years before joining Wafford in 2020.
Troost-Ekong played a key role in the Hornets’ promotion to the Premier League in his first season at the club.
The defender lost his place last season after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations in January with the club relegated to the Sky Bet Championship.
The former Bursaspor player made 16 league appearances for Watford this season.
Trost Ekong sends an emotional message to Watford ahead of Salernitana’s move