Jubilation as Premier League Club Reach Agreement to Sign Super Eagles Star in January Window

Jubilation as Premier League Club Reach Agreement to Sign Super Eagles Star in January Window

  • Maduka Okoye will be unveiled by Premier League side Watford on January 1, 2022, after reaching an agreement with the club
  • The Nigerian international signed a five-and-half-years contract for an undisclosed fee which would take effect on ney Year's Day
  • The 22-year-old has made 13 appearances for the Super Eagles and has been in between the sticks 12 times for Sparta Rotterdam this season

Maduka Okoye is bound to join Premier League club Watford during the January transfer window, Watford website, Instagram.

Details of Okoye's move to Vicarage Road

The Vicarage Road outfit announced on their website that an agreement has been reached to land the highly-rated 22-year-old.

Maduka Okoye joins Watford
Maduka Okoye becomes 3rd Super Eagles star to join Premier League side Watford. Photo by @watfordofficial
Source: Instagram

The Super Eagles star will join the Hornets in a five-and-a-half-year deal that will begin on January 1, 2022, when the winter window commences.

The Sparta Rotterdam shot-stopper who made his international debut for Nigeria against Brazil has gone on to play 13 times for the three-time African champions.

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The six-foot-six goalkeeper has made 12 appearances for the Eredivisie side this season as he commands his starting position in between the sticks.

The Nigerian star who was named Rotterdam's best player last season will now be in line to succeed veteran England goalie Ben Foster who is now 38-years-old.

How Okoye began his career

Okoye started his career in Germany with Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and Fortuna Düsseldorf before moving to Sparta Rotterdam in the summer of 2020.

And the goalkeeper has made a name for himself at international level being Gernot Rohr's preferred choice to Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi.

Conte reportedly contacts Mikel, Moses ahead of Spurs move in january

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Antonio Conte has reportedly got in touch with former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses, Team Nigeria UK, Brila.

The former Nigerian internationals had played under the Italian manager during his spell at Stamford Bridge.

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In fact, Mikel had to end his 11-year spell with the West London club after Conte dimmed him surplus to requirements.

In fact, Mikel had to end his 11-year spell with the West London club after Conte dimmed him surplus to requirements.

Kamaru defeats Covington to retain UFC welterweight crown

Legit.ng also reported that Kamaru Usman was stretched to five rounds in his rematch with Colby Covington as he retained his UFC welterweight championship.

All three judges gave the fight of the Nigerian nightmare in his successful sixth defence of his welterweight crown.

Usman had a slight edge in the first round as he connected with a couple of jabs and defended Colby's attempted take-down.

Source: SportsBrief.com