Watford have announced the signing of Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye on a five-and-a-half-year deal from Eredivisie club Sparta Rotterdam.
Okoye is expected to have the transfer completed by January, but he will return to Rotterdam on a loan for the rest of the season.
Okoye’s Sparta Rotterdam are struggling for form as they occupy the 16th spot in the table with 10 points after 12 games, even though he had his first clean sheet of the season on Saturday (3-0 win over Willem II).
Watford already boast a host of African stars including Nigeria’s William Troost-Ekong, Emmanuel Dennis and Oghenekaro Etebo alongside Senegal’s Ismaila Sarr, Morocco’s Adam Masina and Cameroon’s Nicolas N’Koulou.
Im overwhelmed to sign for @WatfordFC, 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! #22/23
I wish the Club all the best for the rest of the season! pic.twitter.com/RhnKdBseYW
— Maduka Okoye (@OkoyeMaduka) November 8, 2021