Premier League Giants Announce the Signing of Top Super Eagles Star in Big Move

Premier League Giants Announce the Signing of Top Super Eagles Star in Big Move

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Premier League club Watford have announced the signing of Nigerian player Samuel Kalu on three-and-a-half-year deal
  • Watford are currently at the bottom of the Premier League table and the club's chiefs want to change the fortune
  • Since 2013, Samuel Kalu has played 13 games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria scoring two goals for the three-time African champions

Watford who are campaigning in the Premier League have officially announced the signing of Nigerian winger Samuel Kalu who is teaming up from Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.

The 24-year-old is now the second Nigerian joining Watford this month following the permanent move for goalkeeper Maduka Okoye who has returned to to Sparta Rotterdam on loan.

Before Samuel Kalu made the move to Premier League side Watford, the winger had played 11 League games in the French League netting only one goal and creating one assist.

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Nigerian winger Samuel Kalu in action. Photo by Jan De Meuleneir
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Watford on their website announced that they are happy to sign the Nigerian player as they hope he would be able to help them this season in their campaign.

Watford's statement about Samuel Kalu

“Watford FC is delighted to announce the signing of Nigerian international winger Samuel Kalu on a deal until June 2025 from French club FC Girondins de Bordeaux.''

Samuel Kalu started his career at GBS Academy in Jos before earning a move to Slovakia to start his professional journey at AS Trencin in 2015.

What position is Watford currently occupying on EPL table?

After 20 games played so far this season in the Premier League, Watford are currently occupying 19th position on the table with 14 points.

Chukwu tells NFF chiefs what they should do for Eguavoen after 2021 AFCON crashing

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Christian Chukwu urged the Nigerian Football Federation chiefs to retain Augustine Eguavoen as the Super Eagles coach despite crashing out at the ongoing AFCON in the round of 16.

Nigerian football lovers are still battling to come to terms with Super Eagles' recent defeat at the African Cup of Nations against Tunisia who won 1-0.

After winning their first three games at the AFCON against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau, the expectations of Nigerians was for the Super Eagles to at least reach the semifinal.

But they surprisingly suffered a defeat and the players have left Cameroon to their various clubs.

Following the sacking of Gernot Rohr, the NFF chiefs then decided to hire Augustine Eguavoen as interim manager for the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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