Nigeria Most Expensive Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye reacts to Watford. This is what he said: ‘Very proud I can play in the EPL’
Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has spoken of his delight at agreeing terms with Premier League club Watford
ahead of the forthcoming transfer window.
Okoye will be joining the Hornets on a fiveandahalfyear deal, until June 2027, with effect from the January transfer
window, but will be spending the rest of this season on loan at Sparta Rotterdam.
Watford and Sparta Rotterdam haven’t revealed the transfer figure but reports in the Netherlands including Dutch
review Algemeen Dagblad claim that the Nigeria transnational is moving to the Hornets in exchange for seven million
euros, making him the most precious Nigerian goalkeeper in history.
Okoye is hoping to follow in the steps of retired Wolverhampton Wanderers star Carl Ikeme by getting the alternate
Nigeriaeligible goalkeeper to point in the English Premier League.
“After the game against Willem II, I prepared myself for the transnational matches in Nigeria, but in the meantime I went
to England to meet Watford,”Okoye told Sparta’s sanctioned website.
“That went veritably snappily because I had to join the public platoon a day latterly. Of course I’m veritably proud that I
can play in the Premier League, but also that I can play at Het Kasteel for our suckers until the end of the season.
“Of course I really wanted this, but I also want to close it well with Sparta and that’s why this is the stylish choice.”
Okoye has made big strides in his career over the last two times, the 22 timeold was playing in the German
Regionalliga West, fellow of fourth league, with Fortuna Düsseldorf II in 2020.