Italian Serie A side Empoli FC have signed Super Eagles defender, Tyronne Ebuehi, on a permanent deal from Portuguese side SL Benfica.

Empoli announced the transfer via their social media channels on Tuesday to welcome the right back.

Before joining Empoli, the Netherlands-born footballer was on loan at Venezia, who finished 20th on the Serie A log at the end of the 2021/22 season.

Ebuehi was projected as a rising star right back at Benfica B but has been plagued by injuries throughout his professional career.

He made 19 appearances for Venezia in the Serie A and one appearance in the Copa Italia.

The 27-year-old was part of the Super Eagles squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Ebuehi, who started his career at the Dutch Eredivise side, ADO Den Haag, has also been on loan at FC Twente.

He joins Empoli, who finished 14th last season, for about €2 million in transfer fees.

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