Young Nigerian player linked with Watford

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Reports in England have emanated that young Nigerian defender, Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi, is wanted by English Premier League side, Watford.

The 19-year-old is a £6 million target for the Hornets who will look to bolster coach Walter Mazarri’s side ahead of the commencement of the season.

Young Nigerian player linked with Watford
Wilfred Ndidi

Ndidi had a breakout season for the former Belgian champions in 2015/16. He came to fore during the championship playoffs where he scored two cracking goals.

He is comfortable either as a defensive midfielder or in central defence where he has played for the Nigeria Under-20 and Under-17 sides.

His versatility has seen him grown in leaps and bounds after signing for Genk for a paltry €150,000 two seasons ago.

Ndidi’s progress has also seen him make his Super Eagles début this year and is expected to be a mainstay in the team for years to come.

Watford already have Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo in their ranks and just last week signed Isaac Success from La Liga side Granada.

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