William Troost Ekong is expected to gain a starting line place for the Super Eagles defence after he was named in the Serie A Team of the Week alongside Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
He was scored a 7.8 ratings when he featured for Udinese in the 2-1 loss at Empoli.
He has been paired alongside Napoli and Senegal star defender Kalilou Koulibaly.
The no nonsense defender has been consistent for Udinese since his transfer from Bursaspor of Turkey.
He has made 12 starts for the Italian club so far.