The last may not have been heard about interest in ADO Den Haag of Holland defender, Tyronne Ebuehi by Benfica of Portugal, as reports out of Iberia indicate that the top club will return for the Super Eagles star in the summer.
Benfica looked set to snatch Ebuehi from the grip of ADO in the January window, with a deal said to have been reached with the player, only for the Dutch Eredivise outfit to pull the plug at the last minute.
However, while Den Haag are reportedly delighted and relieved to keep Ebuehi into the second half of the season, they will not be able to hold him when his contract ends in June, which means they would very likely lose him to Benfica for free.
After opting to represent his fatherland, the former Netherlands youth international made his debut for the Super Eagles in a 3-0 win over Togo on June 1st 2016.
Although he was part of the squad that secured the country’s sixth World Cup spot, he is yet to win any competitive match Super Eagles cap as his outings have all come in friendlies.
The 21-year-old right-back impressed in his cameo appearance for Nigeria in an international friendly match against Argentina and has set his sights on making the Super Eagles’ squad to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Ebuehi has impressed so well in the colours of ADO this season and was ranked among the top five right-backs plying their trades in the Dutch Eredivisie in a poll conducted last December.
Ebuehi’s attacking style of football caught the attention of Anderlecht, Olympiakos, Benfica and Norwich City, but it was Benfica that showed serious intent.
However, Portuguese giants failed to reach a deal with ADO to move Ebuehi from Holland, and the Hague-based club are pleased that they have been able to retain their full squad.
Nonetheless, Benfica are expected to return in the summer for Ebuehi, whose contract at ADO Den Haag expires at the end of the season.