Watford’s young Nigerian striker, Ogo Obi, has signed his first professional contract with the Hornets, according to the club’s official website, watfordfc.com.
The 16-year-old has been with Watford since he was under the age of 11, but he initially turned down a Watford offer due to interest from other top clubs, including interest by Manchester United following a good spell on trial.
However, since then he penned a two-year scholarship with the Golden Boys and the agreement has a third year as a professional attached.
In 2013 he scored ten goals at the Milk Cup, winning the Golden Boot, leading to reports linking him to Liverpool and Arsenal.
Manchester United stole a march on their rivals by co-opting Obi into their Milk Cup 2014 squad on trial where he impressed scoring three goals in four games helping them lift the tournament.
But the Red Devils seemingly decided against offering him a deal and Obi has now signed with the Hertfordshire club whose first team coach Oscar Garcia is still hospitalised with severe chest pains which has been a source of worry for the club management.