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Maduka Okoye excited becoming Watford’s fourth Nigerian

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Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is excited to be joining Watford.

The German-born Nigeria international will sign for the Hornets from January 1, 2022, and spend the rest of this season on loan at Rotterdam before joining up with Watford next summer.

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“[Watford have] great facilities and I think this is the perfect step for myself,” said Okoye.

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“I feel very good about this decision and this new step in my career.

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“I’m very comfortable in the air and I like one-on-ones. I just love the game, of course there’s room for improvement in everything but that’s what I am here for and I want to reach a new level.

“I hope to bring security at the back and achieve our goals with the team.”

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Okoye has 13 caps for the Super Eagles, with his time on international duty having introduced him to a selection of Watford stars including William Troost-Ekong, Peter Etebo and Emmanuel Dennis.

“Ekong, Etebo and Dennis are my guys and I’m looking forward to seeing them,” Okoye added.

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“I’m looking forward to the AFCON in January, it’s a big platform for every player and a big chance for me to represent my country in such a tournament.”

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