Watford secure transfer success
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Watford have bolstered their attacking talent, with Granada forward Isaac Success sealing a move to Vicarage Road.
The Nigerian striker, who has been linked with a move to PSG and Atletico Madrid this summer, has agreed a five-year-deal with the Hornets and joins the Golden Boys for a club record fee, which is thought to be in the region of £12.5 million pounds.
Success came through the ranks with BJ Foundation in his native Nigeria, before securing a move to Granada via Udinese in 2014.
After initially plying his trade with Granada's B team, he made his first team debut against Elche in August 2014.
The attacker scored six goals in 30 appearances for the La Liga side last season and his performances earned him the club's Player-of-the-Season award.
In two years, Success made 56 appearances for Granada, scoring seven times, proving himself to be one of the top talents in La Liga.
As well as his club exploits, the 20-year-old has also been capped by Nigeria at under 17 and under 20 level.
Success will undoubtedly bring some much needed pace, power and goals to this Watford side, something which the Hornets missed last season.
Whilst we did score goals at the top-level last season, we heavily relied on Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney. When teams sussed out how we played, the goals dried up, as the opposition knew that by stopping Deeney and Ighalo, they would effectively be stopping Watford.
We need to have other players who can chip in with 5-10 goals a season and Success can be that man.
His versatility in being able to play anywhere across the front-line could also come in handy and it means that he can add another dimension to our attack.
Whilst he is not the finished article, he is an exciting young player with lots of potential and the fact we've spent a reported £12.5m on him, showcases how highly he is rated by our owners. The fact that big clubs such as PSG were interested in the Nigerian also highlights the potential he has.
So it is therefore clear that Success has a big future ahead of him and hopefully he will be able to showcase his obvious talent on the pitch at Vicarage Road. I for one am looking forward to seeing what he can do.
Welcome to Watford, Isaac!!