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Udinese sign Maduka Okoye from Watford

Udinese sign Maduka Okoye from Watford

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has joined Italian Serie A side Udinese on a four-year deal.

The move will serve as a fresh start for the  Nigeria international who failed to hold down a starting position at Watford since joining from Dutch side Sparta Rotherham last summer for €5 million.

Maduka Okoye made just two appearances for Watford – one in the FA Cup and another in the Carabao Cup while conceding four goals in both games. 

The club on Thursday announced the signing of the 23-year-old in a deal that will see him stay at the Dacia Arena until 2027. The Nigerian will wear the number 40 shirt at Udinese. 

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Maduka Okoye will battle it out for the No. 1 spot against former Leeds United and Hellas Verona goalkeeper, Marco Silvestri. Okoye will join top with Nigerian Super Eagles forward Isaac Success and 17-year-old defender, Samuel John Nwachukwu.

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