Gent Open To Possible Sale Of William Troost-Ekong In January, But Loan Looks Likely


According to reports gathered by Belgian side Gent won’t stand in the way of William Troost Ekong, if a bid comes in for his services in January.


The Belgian side are open to letting him leave permanently but only at the right price, which makes another loan deal the most likely option for the 23 year old Nigerian centre back.

Ekong spent last season on loan to Norwegian side FK Haugesund, where his fine performances earned him a spot in the team of the year in Norway, aside several man of the match award.

He has also succeeded in transferring his club form to the Nigeria national team, where he has formed a formidable partnership with Leon Balogun in the heart of Nigerian defence.

However there are doubts if he will be able to break into the what looked like a settled defence for Gent, with their three man defence set up making his case more dicey.