Watford announced the signing of Super Eagles Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye from Dutch Team Sparta Rotterdam for a transfer fee that hasn't been disclosed by the club. The 22-year-old also signed a 5-year contract deal with the English side as he looks to start another phase of his career. The Nigerian International will also be looking to unite with his Super Eagles teammates William Troost-Ekong, Emmanuel Dennis and Peter Etebo who are currently playing at the club. Maduka Okoye won't start the season with Watford as he will be staying at Sparta Rotterdam till the end of this season before joining Watford. This transfer will serve as a huge boost to his career as he will possibly have a chance of playing in the Premier League which is arguably the biggest club competition in the world. His only obstacle is Ben Forster a senior player at Watford Football Club who has been outstanding in his performance for the club this season. Despite conceding many goals in the Premier League this season, the English Goalkeeper has been able to make 22 saves without a single clean sheet kept his 7 matches for the club. Maduka Okoye needs to improve on his performance at club level because he hasn't been in his best form for Sparta Rotterdam this season. He has kept only two clean sheets and conceded 19 goals in his 13 matches for the Dutch club. If I was to analyse both players performance this season I would say Ben Forster has been the better goalkeeper despite not keeping many clean sheets. Maduka Okoye has to be in his best form for Watford next season in order to take over Ben Foster's spot in the team. Ben Foster is currently 38-year-old with retirement clearly knocking at his door, Maduka Okoye could be a great replacement for the Englishman in the future.
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