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REVEALED: Okoye Snubbed Premier League Clubs To Join Watford

REVEALED: Okoye Snubbed Premier League Clubs To Join Watford

Maduka Okoye has revealed that he turned down a number of club’s in the Premier League in order to join Watford.

Okoye’s arrival was announced at the beginning of this week, although he will not feature at Vicarage Road until next season, having been sent back on loan to the club he signs from, Sparta Rotterdam.

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The Nigeria international disclosed that he was approached by Southampton, Burnley and Crystal Palace, as well as clubs in France.

The 22–year-old stated that the Watford ownership were the deciding factor in his choice to join the Hornets.

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“Watford, with club boss Gino Pozzo, simply convinced me in the discussions,” Okoye told transfermarkt.

“They put their trust in me and I will fight for it and give everything to be number one.

“I believe in the quality of the team, I pray and hope that they stay in the Premier League. It has to work with this coach.

“My management Prime11 has been in close contact with several clubs from the Premier League since the beginning of the year, clubs with which they have worked for a long time: Southampton, Burnley and Crystal Palace were also on my side and in extensive discussions with my management. Two French clubs also presented something to me.”

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  • KING 1 year ago

    This one go pepper those enemy of progress well well oh, so Okoye even had options to choose from? that is different EPL clubs we’re fighting for his signature at age 22, that shows his quality. SE is blessed to have Okoye

    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      Hahahahaha….4 EPL clubs and 2 Ligue 1 clubs fighting for the same GK some failures labelled as not “national team material”……LMAOOOoo. A goal keeper listed as Eredivisie GK of the season o……LMAOOOoo.

      Maduka continue to rise and rise brother…….pepper racists dem and people wey dey find your downfall well well till their intestines burst.

  • solo 1 year ago

    Of course they looking for players to come warm there bench. Whats so spectacular about you. Who do you plan to displace at Watford. Why not start in january, why wait till next year if you were that good. rubbish

    • Jide Dola 1 year ago

      Appreciate him and move on, I was in support of him at a time, then I was against him after I saw his performance against cape Verde which before that he fumbled in the friendly match against Cameroon. Mean while after the match against cape Verde he returned to his club and had excellent performance which I come to realize that he’s lacking confidence in SE colour. Moving to premier league will help build his confidence and help him to improve. Definitely with the way he’s having confidence issue in SE colour, he may have such issue in his first few games, it now depend on Watford couch to give him that trust and I hope he will be a starter which means it will be a good thing for our team going foward