He’s Big, Mobile and Confident! Ekong Praises teammate Maduka Okoye


Watford CB William Troost-Ekong has expressed his excitement with the club’s signing of compatriot Maduka Okoye.

Okoye signed a long term deal with the Hornets but will remain on loan at Sparta Rotterdam until the end of the season.
The deal was facilitated in part by William Troost-Ekong, he played some behind-the-scene role to convince the Goalkeeper.
Troost-Ekong also shed more light on his relationship with Okoye and told Watford official website that he is excited to welcome his compatriot to the team.
“I’m delighted to see Maduka sign for Watford,” the 28-year-old said. “I’ve been speaking to him for a while about the different options he’s had, and I knew the club were speaking to him, so it’s great that it’s over the line.
“We’ve spoken about playing in England before, and I had mentioned Watford. He’s a very humble kid and he’s kept his cards close to his chest, but I did say if the chance came around he had to jump at it.
“He’s a very reliable goalkeeper with a huge will to learn, and I think he’ll add a lot of strengths to the squad when he links up with us next year.”
“Among his main strengths is his size, and he is still very mobile and confident coming for balls in the box despite that,” added Troost-Ekong.
“I think he’s definitely got the size and strength to be successful in the Premier League. He’s good on his line, he’s strong and he’s got a good kick, so he’s got everything he needs.
“He’ll be the first to say he’s still improving, but he’s very open to learning and he’s always looking out for advice, so I know he’s only going to improve going forward and I can’t wait to welcome him to London Colney.”


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