EPL: Okoye reveals who convinced him to join Watford, why he snubbed 3 Premier League clubs


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Watford new signing, Maduka Okoye, has revealed that that the club’s boss, Gino Pozzo, convinced him to join the club.

Okoye also revealed that he turned down three Premier League clubs, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Southampton for in order to join Watford because The Hornets put their trust in him.

Okoye signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with Watford from Sparta Rotterdam on Wednesday, which starts from January 1, 2022.

“Watford, with club boss Gino Pozzo, simply convinced me in the discussions,” Okoye told transfermarkt.

“They put their trust in me and I will fight for it and give everything to be number one.

“I believe in the quality of the team, I pray and hope that they stay in the Premier League. It has to work with this coach.

“My management Prime11 has been in close contact with several clubs from the Premier League since the beginning of the year, clubs with which they have worked for a long time.

“Southampton, Burnley and Crystal Palace were also on my side and in extensive discussions with my management. Two French clubs also presented something to me.”

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