Uche Agbo (right) in action for Granada.
Sunday Oct 16, 2016. 13:04
Nigeria’s Uche Agbo is now just 19 games away from completing his transfer to Premier League club Watford from Granada in La Liga.
Agbo has signed a four-year contract with Watford but he can only move to England if he has played 25 games or records 75% of international games with Nigeria.
Compatriot Isaac Success completed his move to Watford this season after he made 30 appearances in La Liga for Granada and scored six goals last season.
The 20-year-old central defender or defensive midfielder has yet to debut for the Super Eagles even though he got his first-ever call-up for the recent World Cup qualifier against Zambia.
It is looking more like his quickest route to the Premier League will therefore be his appearances for his La Liga club.
On Saturday, he came on as a second half substitute for Granada as they were battered 7-1 by league leaders Atletico Madrid.
It was his sixth appearance, a figure he achieved all of last season.
Interestingly, new Granada manager Lucas Alcaraz played him in his more familiar defensive midfield than as a central defender, the position he has played in his first league matches this season.
Granada are rock of La Liga with two points after eight matches.