Watford are reportedly resigned to losing striker Odion Ighalo in the summer but hope to sign Granada’s Isaac Success as a like-for-like replacement.
The Hornets view the 20-year-old as Ighalo’s heir to the goal-scoring responsibilities at Vicarage Road after coming to terms with the fact their star striker is likely to leave at the end of the campaign with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea all interested.
After scoring 20 goals in the Championship to fire his side to promotion, Ighalo has added 15 this year to stabilise Quique Sanchez Flores’s men in the Premier League.
But the Nigerian is likely to depart when the division’s big hitters commence their summer investment after a disastrous campaign for the English establishment. According to the Daily Mirror, Flores is eying a move for Success, who currently plays for Watford owner’s Gino Pozzo’s other club Granada. The report also states they will be willing to listen to offers in the region of £12m.
Meanwhile, Flores does not understand why English football is so expensive and and wants fans to be able to watch the game for free.
“I want to say that I would like the fans to pay as little as possible,” the Watford manager said before the 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace last weekend.
“It is an amazing love that the fans feel for their team but unfortunately football is not cheap, it is expensive.
“Sometimes the situation of the families is not so good, so if you are talking with me about what I think, I would like them to go for free, and if not free, cheap.
“I don't understand why football is expensive for the people because the football is great for the fans. But football is more and more of a business and it is difficult to think that it will ever be free.”
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