Saudi clubs are said to be weighing up a potential bid for Super Eagles captain Troost-Ekong after amazing AFCON performance.
William Troost-Ekong has recently caught the attention of clubs in Saudi Arabia thanks to his standout performances in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
According to reports, the assistant captain of Nigeria's national football team, Ekong has attracted the interest of Saudi Pro clubs due to his leadership at AFCON 2023, as well as with PAOK in the Greek Super League.
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Impressive Performances in AFCON and at PAOK
Troost-Ekong's influence on the field has been significant, especially during the AFCON, where he played a pivotal role in Nigeria's campaign.
His leadership qualities and defensive prowess have not only been with his national team but also with his club, PAOK. Under his leadership, PAOK has enjoyed a successful run, both domestically and in European competitions, with Troost-Ekong being central to their defensive solidity and overall team dynamics.
His ability to perform consistently at a high level has been a key factor in PAOK's success, making him an invaluable asset to the team.
The 30-year-old has also led the Super Eagles defence to a tournament-high four clean sheets and just two goals conceded as they prepare for the AFCON final against Ivory Coast.
Currently in contention for the player of the tournament after scoring two goals, both from penalties, he has been the heart of a resolute back line that has pushed the team to the brink of a fourth African title.
Saudi Interest and Future Prospects
The interest from Saudi Arabian clubs will likely flatter Ekong due to the lucrative nature of offers and the high-profile nature of the Saudi Professional League.
However, reports suggest that he is currently happy at PAOK and his commitment to the club's ambitions in Greece and Europe indicate a player who values the project he is a part of over potential financial gains.
As the summer transfer window approaches, it will be interesting to see how this interest develops and whether Troost-Ekong will opt to continue his journey with PAOK or embark on a new chapter in Saudi Arabia
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