William Troost-Ekong is primed for a quick return to his parent club, KAA Gent.
The 22-year-old defender has been on loan with Norwegian top-flight FK Haugesund since the start of this year and his representative has revealed that talks are ongoing for the Nigerian international to return to Gent.
“William is very likely to go back to Gent as he has had an impressive outing in Norway so far. Discussions are ongoing about that,” Troost-Ekong’s representative, Tony Harris, told supersport.com.
The FK Haugesund captain’s performance this season in the Tippeligaen has not gone unnoticed.
Norwegian international striker, Alexander Soderlund, is impressed with the display of the 22-year-old and believes he is one of the best defenders in the Norwegian league.
“There are not many better than him in the (Norwegian) league. I cannot actually think of any,” the former FK Haugesund and Rosenborg BK man, who now plays for St Etienne in the French Ligue 1 said.
This season in the Norwegian league, Troost-Ekong has won four man-of-the-match awards and has been named in the team of the week thrice.
He has so far featured in 11 Tippeligaen games and has won 18 out of 21 tackles and weighed in with 11 blocked shots and 28 interceptions.
Troost-Ekong, who is the youngest captain in the Norwegian top division, has scored once – a headed attempt in FK Haugesund’s 3-0 win over Aalesund this season.
The Nigerian defender is also attracting interests across Europe including from England.
The centre-half is expected to join up with the Nigerian squad for the Luxembourg friendly next week as he will miss Friday’s warm-up game with West African opponents, Mali, in France


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