English Premier League club, Watford FC, have confirmed the signing of Nigerian striker, Isaac Success, for a club record transfer fee thought to be around £12.5m.
Watford through their official website on Friday stated that Success had agreed a five-year contract at Vicarage Road thus becoming the Hornets’ third new signing ahead of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign, following Jerome Sinclair and Christian Kabasele.
The 20-year old Nigerian striker, who can play in a central or wide attacking role, is making a switch to the Premier League from Spanish outfit Granada.
Success, who has played for the Nigeria U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets and Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, has attracted interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs after scoring six goals in 30 La Liga appearances last season.
His impressive performances during the 2015/16 campaign also earned Success the Granada’s Player of the Year award.
Success will now be joining another Nigerian, Odion Ighalo, as both strikers will hope to help Watford to a better campaign in the English Premier.
On Friday, there were reports that Watford rejected a sensational a £37.5m (about N15bn) offer from Chinese club, Shanghai SIPG, who are keen on luring Ighalo away from England.
For many, rejecting such mouth-watering offer could just mean Watford are not willing to let go of Ighalo who by all standards enjoyed a phenomenal Premier League debut last term, scoring 15 goals for the club.