Thursday Jul 25, 2019. 17:00
Highly-rated Nigerian midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru has secured a move to English Premier League side Watford FC.
The 19-year-old player has joined the Hornets from reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
Dele Bashiru, who represented Nigeria at the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup finals in Poland, has signed a six-year deal with Watford.
The Hornets released the following statement:
“Watford Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Nigerian Under-20 international Tom Dele-Bashiru on a six-year deal after his contract expired at Manchester City.”
“The central midfielder made his senior debut for City in the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Leicester City in 2017/18, coming on for Phil Foden in the 91st minute.”
“He has also played extensively in the UEFA Youth League, Premier League 2, FA Youth Cup and the Checkatrade Trophy for the Citizen’s youth sides.”
“The 19-year-old midfielder is Manchester-born, and has represented both England and Nigeria at youth level, scoring for the Super Eagles in the Under-20 World Cup against Qatar in May.”
“He joins as the Hornets’ second first-team recruit this summer, after Craig Dawson moved to Watford from West Bromwich Albion,” a club statement read.