Russia 2018 Fallout: French Club Offers €3.2m For Ekong


Following the Super Eagles’ fall out at the ongoing World Cup in Russia, one of the players,William Troost-Ekong is reportedly on the wish list of French Ligue 1 club Lille.

It is understood that the ambitious French club are willing to part with as much  as 3.5 million Euros (over N1.4bn) to snap Ekong up from Turkish club Bursaspor this summer.

Ekong was an ever-present in the heart of the Eagles defence at Russia 2018.

Last season, he joined Bursaspor from KAA Gent on a long-term deal.

Ekong, who also holds Dutch citizenship courtesy of his mother, has had stints at Spurs and FK Haugesund of Norway, among several other clubs.

He is a hard-tackling central defender, who also featured at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where Nigeria won a bronze medal.

French club Lille presently have another Nigerian, Vincent Enyeama on their books and they are re-organising after barely escaping relegation this past season.

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