Nigeria defender Tyronne Ebuehi is set to join Dutch club FC Twente from Portuguese Primeira Liga side Benfica.

Ebuehi linked up with Benfica from another Dutch club ADO Den Haag two seasons ago, but his Portuguese adventure has not been a success.

The 24-year-old sustained a cruciate ligament injury in a pre-season game against Juventus in July 2018.

Ebuehi replaced Andre Almeida in the 67th minute of the encounter.

The right-back has failed to make an appearance for Benfica’s first team, but featured six times for the reserves.


According to Dutch online news hub, RTV Oost, Twente are close to reaching agreement with Benfica for the player.

The modest club have already added six players to their squad this summer and are desperate to make Ebuehi their seventh signning.

He spent four seasons with ADO Den Haag, where he made 78 league appearances and scored once before joining Benfica.

Ebuehi, who was part of Nigeria’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has featured eight times for the Super Eagles.

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