Watford complete record deal for Isaac Success

The forward become the most expensive player in Watford's history, signing for around £12.5 million.

Watford complete record deal for Isaac Success
The forward joins Watford for a club-record fee (Photo: Getty Images)

Forward Isaac Success has become Watford’s most expensive player after signing for the Hornets from Granada for a club-record fee of around £12.5 million.

The Nigerian international has agreed a five-year deal and shows intent from the club as they recently rejected a £20 million bid from Premier League champions Leicester City for captain Troy Deeney.

The highly-rated player becomes the third signing of the summer, after the Hornets managed to capture Jerome Sinclair from Liverpool and Christian Kabasele from Genk.

Success scored six goals in 30 La Liga matches last season (Photo: Getty Images)
Success scored six goals in 30 La Liga matches last season (Photo: Getty Images)

Granada’s Player of the Year last season

Success can play in a wider position or through the middle and attracted interest from all over Europe, but the Hornets managed to capture his signature.

The forward made the move up from Granada B to the first-team in the 2014-15 season and never looked back, having scored six goals in 30 La Liga games last season.

His goals helped the Spanish outfit narrowly avoid relegation, and in the process, Success picked up the Player of the Year award for his impressive performances throughout the season.

Success has player for Nigeria at Under-17 and Under-20 level, scoring nine goals in 11 appearances combined, and looks set for a bright future.

Kabasele was in the Belgium 23-man squad at Euro 2016 (Photo: Getty Images)
Kabasele was in the Belgium 23-man squad at Euro 2016 (Photo: Getty Images)

Big signings confirmed for the Hornets

The Success deal was one of a number of deal to have been completed by the Hornets during a momentous day, with it being the fourth anniversary with the Pozzo family in charge.

Deeney will now be staying with Watford for another five years, after signing a new deal, while Kabasele also put pen to paper.

As well as the captain signing a new deal and the two transfers being announced, it was revealed that Watford turned down an astonishing £37.5 million bid from Shanghai SPIG for forward Odion Ighalo.

In terms of players leaving, Gabriele Angella has moved to Udinese and Joel Ekstrand has been released by the club.