Super Eagles defender, Tyronne Ebuehi, has joined Portuguese giants, Benfica, on a five-year contract.
Benfica confirmed on their official website on Saturday May 19 that the 22-year-old joined them on a free contract following the expiration of his contract with Dutch club ADO Den Haag who will receive a training allowance of €250,000 euros for the transfer.
Ebuehi while speaking about his new deal with Benfica 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,” “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 was also included in Nigeria’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup hopes to get playing time at the World Cup. He said: “I hope I can play at the World Cup. It is the dream of any player. I hope to be in Russia,”