Quique Sanchez Flores believes Isaac Success is tailormade for life in the Premier League.
We broke the story on Sunday that Watford have a agreed a deal to sign the Nigerian forward at the end of the season. The 20-year-old will play out the remainder of this season at Granada before the Hornets decide whether he will be part of their first-team squad next season or sent out on loan.
“We are checking players for a long time,” said the head coach this morning when asked about a deal being in place for another player in the Pozzo network. “Success is a very good player and has the physical characteristics to play in England. He’s younger and we need to think well about the future of this player.”
As we reported at the weekend, Watford are unclear about the immediate plan for Success. His involvement could depend on other incomings and outgoings this summer, but it is hard to see a 20-year-old being asked to fill the goalscoring boots of Odion Ighalo should a club meet Watford’s valuation of £40m and Ighalo moves on.
“Ighalo is now one of the best strikers in the league so it is normal he has offers and that clubs are thinking of him for the next year,” said the head coach. “Ighalo decided to keep with us and is one of our references in attack and is completely focussed. He will finish this season, and then next season everything is open.”
Click HERE to read our story on why we think Ighalo will remain a Watford player next season.