Tyronne Ebuehi: Forgotten Super Eagle Joins New Club

Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi has left Portuguese side, Benfica, for FC Twente on a season-long loan deal.

Twente who play in the Dutch Eredivisie have an option to make the transfer permanent.

“Tyronne Ebuehi will play for FC Twente next season. The 24-year-old defender comes on a rental basis from Benfica. An option to buy has been included in the lease with the Portuguese club,” said a statement on Twente’s website.

Right-back Ebuehi has endured a difficult time in Portugal since his move to Benfica in 2018.

He picked up a career-threatening injury shortly after his move which ruled him out of the season and his once promising career appeared to have stalled.

He spent last season with Benfica B in the Portuguese second-tier, a climb down for a player who was part of Nigeria’s team at the 2018 World Cup.

Ebuehi has made eight appearances for the Super Eagles but has not featured since playing against Iceland at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He has failed to be called up to the national team since last October where he was on the bench for the friendly against Brazil.

Dutch-born Ebuehi will hope moving back to the country of his birth where he began his professional career with Ado Den Haag defender will be the catalyst to revive his career.

“It feels great to be here at FC Twente. 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,” he said.