Watford are working on an ambitious move to snatch Nigeria Under-20 international Daniel Daga from under the noses of Europe’s biggest clubs, Reelradio.com.ng reports.
The 16-year-old defensive midfielder was at Vicarage Road at the weekend to watch the Championship opener against QPR, according to sources.
The combative defensive midfielder plays for FC One Rocket in the Nigerian National League but it’s his performances for the Nigerian U-20 side, at the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup, where he was part of the team that were beaten by South Korea in the quarter-finals, that have piqued interest outside his homeland.
Daga would certainly be considered a player with potential to make it to the top. He has been invited to train with Nigeria’s senior squad and was only prevented from doing so through injury, although he is expected to be invited to play with them this season. After the start he has made to his career, he has drawn comparisons with John Obi Mikel, the Nigerian who enjoyed a glittering career with Chelsea.