Nigeria international defender Tyronne Ebuehi will spend the 2020/21 season on loan at Eredivisie side FC Twente.
The Dutch club announced the acquisition of the 24-year-old from Benfica on Friday.
Following the 2018 World Cup, where he impressed in Nigeria’s 2-0 victory over Iceland, Ebuehi signed for Portuguese giants Benfica from ADO Den Haag. His time with The Eagles was unfortunately blighted by injury, however: in his first preseason, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament and was ruled out of action for about a year.
Since his return from injury, he has featured sporadically for the Benfica’s Under-23 (seven appearances) and B teams (six appearances), ostensibly with a view to build up his fitness.
“It feels great to be here at FC Twente,” Ebuehi told the club’s website upon his arrival in Enschede. “The conversations I had with the club were very positive and I am looking forward to playing here. In the past I played against FC Twente with ADO. Twente is a big club and I want to prove myself here, but of course also help the club.”
— FC Twente (@fctwente) August 21, 2020
The loan contains an option to buy, which the Dutch club can exercise at any time.
Ebuehi has made seven appearances for Nigeria at international level.