Yet to win a match in the English Premier League (EPL) this season after three matches, Watford have signed Italian striker, Stefano Okaka to join force with Nigerian strikers, Odion Ighalo and Isaac Success, also a summer signing.

Okaka, 27, was signed from Anderlecht on a five years deal for an undisclosed fee after scoring 17 goals last season.

His goals proved pivotal for the Belgian club as they reached the last 16 of the Europa League and finished third in the Belgian Pro League.

Watford who currently have three top strikers –  Ighalo, Success, and team captain, Troy Deeney – to choose from may be hoping competition for a place in the team could motivate their strikers to perform better after three questionable performances this season.

Having lost to Chelsea and Arsenal at Vicarage Road already this season and playing out a draw at Southampton, Watford will be hoping Okaka’s European experience will come in handy for the team.

What this transfer means for Nigerian strikers, Ighalo and Success, is that their relatively assured position in the team is now contestable.

This means they can’t afford any slip in form, not at any point in the season.

Author: Yemi Olarinre