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Super Eagles star to join Serie A’s new side Venezia

The Winged Lions are already making moves in the transfer market as they prepare for top-flight football for the first time in 20 years 

Super Eagles star Tyronne Ebuehi is set to join Serie A’s new team, Venezia, on loan from Benfica with an option to buy permanently.

According to transfer guru Di Marzio, the Nigerian right-back is already in Italy and will have his medicals on Thursday ahead of the official confirmation.

Ebuehi joined Benfica in 2018, but his time at the club ended even before it started after suffering a knee injury that kept him out for almost two years.

However, he was offered a fresh start at FC Twente last season. The 24-year-old spent the just-concluded season on loan at the Dutch club, and he impressed.

Ebuehi played 34 times for the Reds last season, scoring once. Although the Eredivisie club were ready to take him on another loan deal, Benfica were only interested in a permanent sale. 

Nonetheless, they’ve agreed to a loan deal with Venezia with an option to buy permanently. The Venice based club secured promotion to the Italian Serie A after beating Cittadella 2-1 on aggregate in the playoff final.

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