Watford broke a club transfer record when they snapped up Isaac Success from La Liga side Granada CF for 12.5 million pounds and now AfricanFootball.com gives five compelling reasons the young Nigeria striker will be a hit in the English Premier League.
5 He is a team player
Success commitment is whole-hearted and he works hard for the team now as a professional. In his younger days, the team played for him, but with time and more experience, he now grafts also for the group. His work rate is phenomenal now that he is less prolific than he was as a schoolboy international star.
4 A battle-hardened campaigner
This will be his third year in Europe and during which time, he has survived two relegation scraps, which could only have toughened him in this cruel world of football. His stint in Europe must have gone a long way in making his switch to Europe a lot easier especially as he has yet to be capped atfull international level by Nigeria.
3 A versatile front man
He is first and foremost a top striker, but has also now been known to play as a second striker or on the wings, where he uses his pace and power to go past his marker.
2 Hungry for success
Success was The Star of the 2013 U17 African Championship in Morocco as he outshone the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho now of Manchester City and Taiwo Awoniyi, who has since teamed up with Liverpool. He is now fired up to reclaim his place as Nigeria’s most promising young player after a hamstring ended his FIFA U17 World Cup campaign prematurely three years ago and he failed to shine at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand. Having compatriot Odion Ighalo at Vicarage Road can only quicken his integration to his new life and surroundings.
1 A warrior
With his speed, power, size and all-action style, he is a warrior and he will not be out of place in the fast-paced English Premier League. He will be more than willing to get into duels with some of the meanest defenders in the league, just as he did in Spain, where he suffered a serious facial injury as a result of a contest and had to wear a protective face mask. As long as he is fit, he will keep his marker on his toes for the entire game.