Okoye: Watford confirm signing of Sparta Rotterdam and Super Eagles goalkeeper

 The 22-year-old will continue his career at Vicarage Road and he will become the fourth Nigerian in Claudio Ranieri's team

Watford have announced the signing of Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye on a five-and-a-half-year deal from Eredivisie club Sparta Rotterdam.

Okoye is expected to complete the switch in the January transfer window but he will return to Rotterdam on loan for the rest of the 2021-22 season.

The 22-year-old has established himself in Hendrikus Fraser's team since he joined the club from German club Fortuna Dusseldorf on a free transfer in July 2020.