English Premier League Club Watford Agree £3.5M Deal With French Side Bordeaux for Nigerian Winger

English Premier League Club Watford Agree £3.5M Deal With French Side Bordeaux for Nigerian Winger

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • Samuel Kalu has been impressive for French club Bordeaux and the winger has been linked with a move to the Premier League
  • Watford are said to have agreed with a fee in the region of £2.5-£3.5 million for the Nigerian international until 2026
  • Kalu is expected at the club On Wednesday, January 19, where he will undergo medicals before he is unveiled

In their bid to bolster the squad during the January transfer window, reports have it that English Premier League club Watford have agreed to a deal to sign Nigeria’s Samuel Kalu from Bordeaux.

UK outlet The Athletic are reporting that the fee in the region of £2.5-£3.5 million is expected to be sealed which will see the Nigerian winger at the club until 2026.

Kalu is expected to take his medical on Wednesday ahead of the completion of his deal as it is believed that Watford have been trailing him for some time now.

Samuel Kalu
Samuel Kalu set to join Premier League club Watford. Photo: Vincent Van Doornick
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It is now the player’s time to move as he will become the club’s fourth signing of the January transfer window after Samir, Hassane Kamara and Edo Kayembe.

All three featured in manager Claudio Ranieri's starting line-up for a crucial relegation clash with Newcastle on Saturday. That game ended 1-1.

The Hertfordshire club currently sit 17th in the table, one point clear of the relegation zone.

Chelsea linked with Victor Osimhen

English Premier League giants Chelsea have been told to pay £66million for Napoli forward Victor Osimhen according to.

With Romelu Lukaku’s future at Stamford Bridge still uncertain, the Blues are already making attempt to sign another striker.

Lukaku’s controversial interview ripped apart the football world after the Belgian claimed he does not like the situation at Chelsea and then hinted he would love to return to Italian side Inter Milan.

It was gathered that Paris Saint-Germain are already showing interest in the Chelsea forward, although he has apologised and has returned to the starting lineup under Thomas Tuchel.

Osimhen’s contract with the Italian side runs until 2025 which is why he is being valued so highly, with the striker having scored five times in Serie A this season.

Man Utd chase John McGinn

Sports Brief earlier reported that Manchester United are targeting a summer move to sign £40m-rated Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn after he caught the eye of legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Scottish midfielder has been an influential member of Steven Gerard’s Villa side since joining from Hibs in 2018 as he’s scored 16 goals in 129 goals and played a pivotal role in their promotion from the Championship in 2019.

The 27-year-old’s leadership qualities are also believed to have appealed to United chiefs as Sir Alex Ferguson has recommended the midfielder to the Old Trafford club as they are currently lacking characters in the dressing room.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.