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Watford sign Samuel Kalu from Bordeaux

Watford sign Samuel Kalu from Bordeaux
January 26
19:41 2022

Watford FC have reached an agreement with FC Girondins de Bordeaux to sign Samuel Kalu, Super Eagles winger.

The deal was announced in a statement on the club’s website on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old is joining the Hornets for an undisclosed fee. He also penned a two-and-the-half deal with the English Premier League (EPL) club.

The Nigerian will be donning jersey number 28 at the Vicarage Road.

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“Watford FC is delighted to announce the signing of Nigerian international winger Samuel Kalu on a deal until June 2025 from French club FC Girondins de Bordeaux,” the statement read.

“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.

“Capable of playing on either flank, Kalu is a versatile option in a competitive squad, typically operating on the right-wing.

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“The quick-footed attacker first played for Slovakian side AS Trenčín after moving to Europe from his native Nigeria and earned a switch to Belgian giants KAA Gent in 2017 following impressive performances. He then joined Bordeaux in August 2018, where he has since made 86 appearances for Les Girondins.

“Kalu also has plenty of experience at the European and international levels, having played Europa League and Champions League qualifying football at his three previous clubs. Making his Super Eagles debut in September 2018, the winger also has 17 caps for Nigeria, scoring on his last competitive start against Benin. He will wear the number 28 at Watford.”

Kalu joins four other Nigerians — William Troost-Ekong, Ogenekaro Etebo, Dennis Emmanuel and Maduka Okoye — in the books of the Hornets.

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