Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Watford Send Exciting 22 Y/O Back On Loan To La Liga: Good Deal For All Involved?

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Aakarsh Bommakanti
Was diving around lush green grass not so long ago but my keyboard is all I have now. An avid observer of detail in sports with a passion to make myself heard. Can find me playing on a field if not in front of my screen.

Watford had a busy January transfer window this year. From sacking Marco Silva to letting eight players out on loan before the deadline on Wednesday, they have been pro-active and will look to build on the decent start to their campaign.

They managed to sign Pontus Dahlberg, Gerard Deulofeu, Dodi Lukebakio and Didier NDong, significantly improving the quality in the squad and but some of the loan deals that they made has got the fans chirping about. The English fixture schedule is relentless, especially at the business end of the season and Watford fans are not too happy with the sale of a couple of stars, albeit for a short-term.

One such player, who may have had an impact at Vicarage Road this season is Isaac Success. A club record signing for the Hornets, when he moved to the club back in 2016 for £12.5m, Success has failed to establish himself in the first team under Silva this season.

He did not make a single start this season in the senior side, after picking up just a goal and an assist in 19 league games last season. His record of seven goals and six assists in La Liga with Granada, in two years, is not the best and Watford have now decided to give him some more time to develop in the Spanish league.

At just 22, the Nigerian international is an exciting prospect, who gave the Watford fans plenty to cheer about in his first season at the club. He is a versatile player who can play across the front line with equal effect and will only get better with more game time.

His dribbling, pace and trickery troubled even the best defenders in Spain before he moved to England and though he has not been able to replicate the same in England, still has immense potential and is a star in the making for the Hornets.

So it does not come as a surprise that Watford decided to send him on loan back to La Liga. Success will spend the rest of the season at Malaga, and it is rumoured that his lack of discipline off the field might also have played a part in this decision.

Watford have the likes of Richarlison, Roberto Pereyra and Andre Carrillo as the only real wingers in the side and Success could have given them an extra option when needed. But Javi Garcia has decided that he needs more time on the field before he is ready for the English top flight and this move to Malaga, who are rock bottom of La Liga, will not be a bad move.

He will get his chances this season and if he can improve, Success can be a serious asset for Watford in the future.

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