Watford forward Obbi Oulare set for loan move to Belgium

The Hornets' forward is poised to go out on loan to Belgium side Zulte Waregem.

Watford forward Obbi Oulare set for loan move to Belgium
Oulare has made three appearances for the Hornets (Photo: Getty Images)

Watford striker Obbi Oulare is on the brink of leaving the club on loan to Zulte Waregem, that is according to reports in Belgium.

The forward joined the Vicarage Road outfit last year on a five-year deal from Club Brugge, but he failed to make an impression.

He only managed to make three appearances in his first year with the Hornets, but rather than plying his trade in the Premier League next season, he may well have to wait another season before that happens.

The forward is set to head out on loan this coming season (Photo: Getty Images)
The forward is set to head out on loan this coming season (Photo: Getty Images)

Forward has had very little chances

Oulare made his first start for Watford in the FA Cup match with Newcastle United back in January, but he was taken off after only 45 minutes.

The 20-year-old joined the Hornets from Club Brugge in 2015, where he scored nine goals in 39 appearances for the Belgium outfit, where he also finished off his youth career.

He came through the ranks at FC Brussels, Anderlecht, Lille, ES Wasquehal and Standard Liege before Brugge, so he has quite some games under his belt.

As for his international career, it appears that Belgium may well have another starlet coming through once more.

He has played for their Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 sides, scoring 10 goals in 14 appearances combined.

Zulte Waregem is set to complete the loan move (Photo: Getty Images)
Zulte Waregem is set to complete the loan move (Photo: Getty Images)

Oulare set to go out on loan

With Oulare’s chances in the first-team being few and far between, it appears to be that the club thinks it is better for him to play first-team football elsewhere rather than playing for the Under-21s.

With the arrival of Jerome Sinclair and Isaac Success this summer, the chances of Oulare edging ahead of them both are slim.

And the two new signings have been impressive in the three pre-season matches so far, with the former scoring his first goal for the Hornets against Stevenage.

Belgian Pro League side Zulte is expected to complete the move in the coming days, and the forward will be spending a season in his hometown of Waregem.