Isaac Success Set To Join Italian Side Udinese

Isaac Success is on the verge of joining Italian Serie A side Udinese understands.

The Italian outfit are owned by Giampaolo Pozzo who also owns the newly-promoted Premier League side Watford, Success’ current club.

Talks between both Pozzo-owned clubs are at an advanced stage understands, with the 25-year-old Super Eagles striker set to join on either a permanent or temporary transfer.

The Hornets have been on a recruiting spree this summer in preparation for life back in the top-flight. They have signed Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugge, with the move likely making Success surplus to requirements.

Fellow Nigerian international Oghenekaro Etebo and Nigeria U20 midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru have also joined swelling the ranks of Nigerians at Vicarage Road with Super Eagles vice-captain William Troost-Ekong having joined from Udinese last summer.

The move would mark Success’s second away from Vicarage Road having spent the 2018/2019 season on loan at Malaga.

Success joined Watford in 2016 for a then club-record fee from Granada – another Pozzo-owned club – but has struggled to establish himself at Vicarage Road amid injuries and off-field troubles.

Injury problems limited him to a total of 72 appearances in all competitions for the Hornets with the striker scoring six goals and making five assists.

Success made only 10 appearances for Xisco Muñoz’s side in the Championship last season having missed large chunks of the campaign with injury and scored one goal as the Hornets regained promotion to the Premier League.

It would mark a return to Udinese for Success who started his professional sojourn in Europe with Udinese U19 having joined from Benin-based amateur side BJ Academy in 2014.

The Italian side who are managed by Luca Gotti finished 14th in the Serie A last season.