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Samuel Kalu to wear no.28 at new club Watford

Super Eagles forward, Samuel Kalu has joined premier league side, Watford from French club FC Girondins de Bordeaux until June 2025.

The Hornets already have Oghenekaro Etebo, Emmanuel Dennis, Maduka Okoye and Williams Ekong in their ranks and the 24-year-old adds to the list of Nigerians at the club currently battling relegation.

The 24-year-old signs for the Hornets following three-and-a-half successful years in France’s top tier, where he scored nine goals.

“When I heard about the opportunity, I was felt grateful,” Kalu told the club’s official website. “It’s one of my dreams to play in the Premier League, this is what I want. I will be here to give my best.

“I spoke to M’Baye Niang, he was my teammate in Bordeaux, he told me a lot about the Premier League and he was here before, he told me it’s a great club. He said the Premier League is the best league in the world, so I should grab my chance.

“[Slovakia, Belgium and France] are all good leagues but I see the Premier League as more intense, powerful, I see it as the strongest league in the world.

“With my experience from the leagues I have played in, it’s quite similar with Ligue 1 and the Premier League. It’s amazing, every game is like a final, playing against the top clubs in the world.”

Kalu becomes the fourth new January signing for Watford following the arrivals of full-back Hassane Kamara, central defender Samir and midfielder Edo Kayembe at Vicarage Road.

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