Rohr: Troost-Ekong must shun Belgian club Gent for bigger club, league

Rohr: Troost-Ekong must shun Belgian club Gent for bigger club, league
Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong

by Staff Reporter

Monday Nov 14, 2016. 18:33

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed he hopes William Troost-Ekong moves to a bigger club than Gent of Belgium so as to improve as a full international.

Troost-Ekong has been on loan at Norwegian club Haugesund, but will return to parent club Gent in January.

“Ekong is changing clubs, he must play at a high level. He has been playing in Norway, which is not bad, but he must play at a higher level,” Rohr said.

“He wants to go to Belgium, but it is not enough for him, we will try to help him so that he could go to a club, where he could play better and at a higher level.”

The 23-year-old Ekong, who represented Holland at age-group levels, was recently linked with a move to England, where he was once on the books of Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur.

Ekong, an international since June 2015, has formed a great central defence partnership in the Super Eagles with Leon Balogun, who features for Mainz 05 in the German Bundesliga.

It is a combo Rohr said has given him a great deal of satisfaction.

“We already have a good central defence. They have given us a good satisfaction,” he remarked.

By Wale Oyekanmi

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