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Nigeria-eligible Striker, Mebude Completes Watford Move

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Dapo Mebude has become the second Nigeria-eligible striker to join English Premier League new boys Wat ford in the summer transfer window,after Super Eagles star Em manuel Dennis who was acquired from Club B rug ge.

The Golden Boys informed via their official website yesterday that Me bu de has put pen to paper on a two-year contract, with a further two-year option.

The 19-year-old arrives at Watford on a free transfer following his release by Scottish Premiershi­p champions Glasgow Rangers.

Duringanin­e-yearassoci­ation with The Light Blues, he made one appearance for the first team, against Kilmarnock FC in May 2019, coming off the bench to replace Daniel Candeias in the 67thminute.

Me bu de proved his worth during a loan spell at Queen of the South in the second half of last season, scoring twice in twelve outings across all competitio­ns.

Born in London, he is eligible to represent the national teams of Nigeria, England and Scotland, and has earned 23 caps across Scotland youth teams.

Super Eagles stars Og he ne karo Etebo, William Troost-Ekong and Isaac Success, Nigeria U23 internatio­nal Tom De le-Bas hi ru, exciting win ger Joseph Hung bo, Mebude and Dennis are set to be registered by Watford for the Premier League.

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