Transfer: Bologna want Super Eagles defender to return to Serie A

The Greyhounds are winless this season, conceding at least once in each of their three league games played so far

If the Italian media are to believe, Nigerian defender William Troost-Ekong’s stay in England may soon be over.

Per Gianluca Di Marzio of Serie A club Bologna FC 1909 is interested in signing Troost-Ekong from Watford.

I Rossoblù have been active in the transfer window, welcoming defenders Jhon Lucumí from KRC Genk, Arthur Theate from KV Oostende and Joaquín Sosa from Nacional this summer.

Still, Bologna want more defensive reinforcements before the transfer window closes on Wednesday night.

It’s no surprise, as Siniša Mihajlović’s side haven’t shown much defensive strength this season.

Bologna failed to keep a clean sheet in three Serie A matches and picked up just one point in the 1-1 home draw against Verona. The Greyhounds lost 2-1 away to Lazio and 2-0 at AC Milan at the weekend.

Troost-Ekong, however, could be a good addition to help block leaks in the Bologna defence.

The Super Eagles defender has a contract with Watford until 2025. But he is currently out of favor at Vicarage Road, having only made one appearance for the Hornets Championship.

The 62-cap Nigerian international would likely jump at the chance to return to Italy’s Serie A, where he once played creditably for Udinese.

Troost-Ekong, 28, played for the Little Zebras between 2018 and 2021, making 66 appearances.

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