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Odion Ighalo Gets New Competition As Watford Sign Nigerian Born Striker


Watford have announced the signing of Italy intrenational, Stefano Okaka, from Belgian giant Anderlecht for an undisclosed fee on a five-year contract.

The Hornets confirmed the deal on their official website on Monday night.

“Watford FC are delighted to announce the signing of Italian international striker Stefano Okaka from Anderlecht on a five-year deal,” a statement on Watford website reads.

“The 27-year-old joins the Hornets off the back of a 17-goal haul last season that helped Anderlecht to third in the Belgian Pro League and the last 16 of the Europa League.

Okaka was born in Castiglione del Lago, Umbria, Italy to Nigerian parents. In April 2014, Okaka revealed he was in talks with the Nigeria Football Federation about the possibility of him switching allegiance to Nigeria feature at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Okaka will compete with Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo for the centre forward position at Watford, who have struggled this new season.

Nigerian forward Isaac Success also joined Watford this summer from Granada.
Despite Ighalo and Deeney's goalscoring exploits last season, the Hornets have enduring an underwhelming start to the new campaign.

Watford have yet to win in the Premier League this term, scoring just three goals in their opening three matches.


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