Super Eagles defender, Ebuehi joins Serie A club, Empoli
Super Eagles defender, Tyronne Ebuehi, has joined Italian Serie A side Empoli on a permanent deal from Portuguese club, Benfica.
The Italian outfit confirmed the arrival of the defender on their social media page.
According to Empoli, Ebuehi has been handed a three-year contract that will keep him at the Stadio Carlo Castellani until June 2025.
“Empoli Football Club announces that it has definitively acquired from Sport Lisboa and Benfica the right to the sports performance of Tyronne Ebuehi; the player has signed a contract until 30 June 2025,” a statement from the club read.
“Tyronne Ebuehi is a Nigerian and Dutch defender born in Haarlem on December 16, 1995. Raised in the youth sectors of DSOV, Hoofddorp, Young Boys, HFC EDO Zaterdag and ADO Den Haag, with the latter club he made his debut in the Eredivisie at the age of 19.
“In 2018 he moved to Benfica who after two seasons turned him on loan to Twente.”
The 26-year-old Ebuehi spent last season on loan at Venezia, featuring in 19 Serie A games, but could not rescue the Venice-based outfit from getting demoted to Serie B.