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Nigerian goalie, Maduka Okoye, signs for Watford

Premier League side Watford on Monday announced the signing of Nigerian goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, for an undisclosed fee from Sparta Rotterdam.

Okoye signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with Watford which starts from January 1, 2022.

Writing on their website on Monday, the club said: “Watford FC is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to sign highly-rated young goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, on a five-and-a-half year deal that will begin on January 1, 2022.

“The Nigeria international joins the Hornets for an undisclosed fee from Eredivisie outfit Sparta Rotterdam, to where he will return on loan until the end of the 2021/22 campaign,” the statement partly read.

Reacting, Okoye, in a post via his Instagram said, “I’m overwhelmed to sign for @watfordfcofficial , to play in the Premier League is something I’ve been dreaming about since I was a little boy I can’t wait to get started with the team upcoming season 2022/2023!

“I wish the Club all the best for the rest of the season! See you soon!!”

Okoye joins a growing Nigerian contingent at the Hornets including Oghenekaro Etebo, Emmanuel Dennis and William Troost-Ekong.

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