Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has rejected a move to Turkish Super Lig teams to fight for starting shirt with English club Watford.
The 29-year-old Nigeria international has been struggling for playing time at Vicarage Road with the center-back making one appearance this season in the Sky Bet Championship game after coming off the bench as a substitute during his team’s 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion.
Troost-Ekong has been linked with a return to Serie A, with Bologna reportedly interested, while Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce are keen on bringing Super Eagles vice-captain to Turkish Super Lig.
Watford are open to the idea of selling the player but will demand more from any potential suitors.
Trabzonspor appears to be leading the race as they are looking for options in their defense before the Turkish transfer window closes on September 8.
According to The Athletic report that the Nigerian defender has turned down a move to Turkey as he decided to stay with Watford at least until January, despite losing his place in Rob Edwards’ side starting eleven.
Troost-Ekong also played just 17 minutes of Premier League action in the second half of last season after 16 appearing times last campaign.
Troost-Ekong has three years remaining on his contract with the club.