Ebuehi joins FC Twente on loan from Benfica

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.”

 

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.

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