[CONFIRMED] Maduka Okoye

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by reids, Nov 8, 2021.

  1. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Accounts say otherwise unless we want to risk undoing the balance sheet repair job we’ve done over the least 2 seasons. I’d be surprised if they went down that route given we are likely to go down.
     
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  2. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    I said ‘talent’.
     
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  3. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    Fair point.
     
  4. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Player trading takes priority unfortunately.
     
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  5. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    He’s friggin gorgeous to be fair.
     
  6. reids

    reids Squad Player

    That tends to cost a lot of money sadly.
     
  7. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    It's fine, we're going to sell Sarr for £70m in January then go on a spending spree and only finish 10 points from safety rather than 20.
     
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  8. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    I would expect the replacement is for Foster, who will leave after this season. Elliot will more than likely be sold or released, that would leave us with the new bloke, Bachmann and Dhalberg (if he ever plays or us). Personally I see Bachmann as a solid back-up keeper. Dhalberg we almost certainly be third choice (cup games). Still, it's nice to see an area of defense being addressed.
     
  9. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    According to Leventhal he'll be coming in the Summer, staying on loan til the end of the season.
     
  10. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Hilarious. He was going to be out of contract next summer so we could've signed him on a pre-contract in January to join us for free next summer. But instead he extended his contract for four years in August and three months later we pay £5m for him, to loan him back to them so he can join us in the summer.

    Sparta must think all their Christmases have come at once.
     
  11. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo Reservist

    Exactly as I called it previously about what who we will sign in January. Now for a past it winger and 0 consideration given to our defence and that's a job we'll done.

    This is a prime example of all that is wrong with our recruitment during the Pozzo era. We have signed yet another player that we don't need right now. Its all about money and return on investment. There's no link between what the team needs, who the manager wants, does he fit the team... nothing. We already have a highly rated young goalkeeper on the books that is being wasted elsewhere when we have 'wot a legend' in goal Signings like this make the academy redundant. They might as well close it down and use the money to trade young talent around the world. More money thrown at 'the future' that never actually happens.
     
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  12. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    To be fair the only reason Baachman got the Austrian number one shirt was from his performances in the Championship. I expect that he will be looking to get away considering the minutes he has had.
     
  13. LouOrns

    LouOrns Academy Graduate

    When I say money to spend, I don’t mean £30m, £40m. But if we want to spend £20m we definitely can depending on payment structure etc
     
  14. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    ‘Linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs’ according to Watford…

    **Checks notes**

    AZ Alkmaar and OFC Nice. And Ajax made one phone call and didn’t follow it up.

    Do Watford’s communication team think fans don’t have Google?
     
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  15. Still... with every passing month our odds of winning the cup of african nations cup increases
     
  16. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Not if we go down we can't. Structuring a £20m trade is fine as long as the TV money is coming in.
     
  17. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Speaking of former Dutch-based Nigerians, WTE is a bit of a beefcake too! We might have Zinckernagel back by then as well!
     
  18. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Cash flow problems?
     
  19. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    £1 now, £20m if we win the Champions League, Gino Pozzo has done it again
     
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  20. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Of course, when it comes to proven Premier League talent, Joshua King on a free is as good as it gets for a team like us (and as encouraging as his performances have been for us, it's telling that he only came here now he's 29 and coming off the back of 2 poor seasons). I feel we're actually picking up some talented young players from the UK and from Europe, much more encouraging on that front, although I won't deny that there are aspects of the Louza and Okoye deals which are simply baffling
     
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  21. HeiaWatford

    HeiaWatford First Year Pro

    It's definitely baffling. Ok Ben will be leaving once his contract is up but I still wouldn't say a goalkeeper is the main priority right now. All I can see is that there will be a few departures coming January that's going to be covering Okoye and any others coming in and we need a few.
     
  22. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Interesting how he says he's excited to play in the Prem, is he banking on helping us do a Norwich?
     
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  23. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I'm 99.9% sure this guy will be utter dung.

    But if you're reading, welcome to Watford Maduka!
     
  24. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I know Foster played well at the weekend, but let’s not kid ourselves that we don’t have one of the worst set of keeper options in the league.

    I also don’t believe we payed all that money for him, unless it was riddled with Pozzo clauses or we are doing something improper. We’re far too cheap for that.
     
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  25. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki Reservist

    He is looking forward to playing in the Premier league.
    He must be a dreamer or has signed for someone else.
    We will not in the Premier league by the time he gets a chance.
     
  26. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki Reservist

    We may still have Bachmann, Howes, Marriott, Angelini and Baptiste.
    That's Nine.
    Our defence is weak and awful,so we may need all nine.
     
  27. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    My prediction

    2022 joins Udinese on loan as he doesn’t want to play in championship. This will be declared all good as we keep it in the family.

    2023 joins for a second loan when we fail to get promotion.

    2024 undisclosed transfer to Udinese.

    Critics will point to a lack of originality in the plot line as it follows a similar storyline to the 2019 hit “The Pussetto Connection”.
     
  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  29. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Fingers crossed!
     
  30. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I've just read that in a Dutch accent and found I sounded like Sean Connery!
     
  31. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    I've got a good feeling about this guy. Only 22, years off his peak as a goalkeeper, seems to be performing well in a decent league and he's absolutely massive. I think going down would benefit a lot of players on our books and Okoye could be one of them, a season as number one in the Championship could be great for his development. I don't think relegation would make him want to leave, we kept Sarr so there's no reason we couldn't keep this guy.
     
  32. Foster is due to play in goal for us in the 2026 FA cup final. Great guy.
     
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  33. ...for a team in the champ
     
  34. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Only if Gomes is unavailable.
     
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