Nigeria defender, Tyrone Ebuehi, is set to join Serie A club, Empoli on a permanent deal.

Ebuehi spent last season on loan at another Italian club, Venezia, from Benfica.

Paolo Zanetti, Empoli manager, who took the versatile defender to Venezia last season is keen for a reunion with the player.

The 26-year-old has struggled with persistent injuries since his move to Benfica in 2018.

Tyronne Ebuehi appeared in 18 matches in the 2021-2022 Serie A season for Venezia. He played 1094 minutes and didn’t score.

Born in Haarlem, Ebuehi played for Dutch youth teams of several amateur clubs before joining professional side ADO Den Haag from amateur side HFC EDO in 2013.

He also lists Twente as his former club.


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