Forgotten Super Eagles star Tyronne Ebuehi has joined Dutch Eredivisie club FC Twente on a season-long loan from Benfica.
The 25-year-old Nigeria international has teamed up with the Pride of the East temporarily to reignite his career after injury threatening time with the Portuguese side.
Ebuehi is delighted after returning to his country of birth as he told the club official website.
“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.”
Benfica technical director Jan Steuer hopes the Nigeria international will add value to the team, given his experience at ADO Den Haag.
“It is great that we can add Tyronne Ebuehi to our selection. In his time at ADO Den Haag, Tyronne has shown to be a talented player,” Steuer said.
“It is not without reason that he was selected for the national team of Nigeria and played at the 2018 World Cup.
“In his first year with Benfica, Tyronne had a difficult season due to an injury, but last year he made his appearance for Benfica B. He is top fit and will hopefully be able to fully join our selection soon. ”
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Ebuehi started his top-flight career with Ado Den Haag before moving Estadio da Luz outfit in May 2018 after impressing for Nigeria at the World Cup in Russia.
He penned a five-year deal with the side but suffered a career-threatening injury two months after teaming up with Benfica in a Champions Cup defeat to Juventus.
The defender subsequently missed the whole of the 2018-19 season and has not made a single league appearance for the Portuguese club since joining the side.
Ebuehi last appearance for the Super Eagles was in the 1-1 draw against Brazil where he was an unused substitute.