Former Super Eagles defender Taribo West has praised the growth of defender William Troost-Ekong following his move to Italy, where he has become a regular at Serie A side Udinese.
Ekong joined Udinese from Turkish side Bursaspor two weeks ago and he has played in their last two games with his performances drawing him praises for the way he has settled down to the demands of Italian football.
West who played for Inter-Milan and later AC Milan in Italy said Ekong has matured superbly the past two years, something he expected on loan Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo to achieve when he broke into the national team in 2013.
” The way Ekong has progressed is impressive. It shows he is learning very quick. Playing regularly in the Serie A is not an easy feat. Let us hope he continue to progress because it will benefit the Super Eagles more “, West told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” I think we expected so much from Omeruo when he first came to the team and one would have thought his career will progress like what Ekong is having now. Omeruo still has age on his side despite the slow growth”.