Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Tyronne Ebuehi has signed a five-year contract with Portuguese giants Benfica from Dutch club Ado Den Haag just before the World Cup in Russia.
The 22-year-old Ebuehi joined Benfica on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with Dutch Club Ado Den Haag. However, the Ado Den Haag will receive a training allowance of 250,000 euros for the transfer, Benfica confirmed on their official website on Saturday.
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In an interview on Benfica official website, Ebuehi said:
“It is a feeling of great happiness to be able to be here in a club of this dimension. It is a dream come true, a great step that I take in my young career,” Ebuehi told Benfica’s official website after completing the transfer.
“Benfica is a great club with excellent conditions. It is known all over the world. The fact that I was always on the big stage was very appealing to me.
“I also know that in recent years the club has been a champion and has a tradition in Europe.
“It’s a great club, from me, fans can expect hard work. I want to help the team fight for their goals.”
Ebuehi who is also included in Nigeria’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is hoping to make the final cut.
“I hope I can play at the World Cup. It is the dream of any player. I hope to be in Russia,” he concluded.
Tyronne Ebuehi is part of the 30 man provisional World Cup list released by Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and he is hopeful of making the final 23 man list for the Mundial in Russia.