Watford Football Club is making efforts to secure the talented young player Daniel Daga, who has garnered attention not only from Premier League giants Liverpool but also from Serie A’s AC Milan. The 16-year-old Nigerian midfielder gained notice for his outstanding performances at the U-20 World Cup in Argentina, where he played beyond his age group.
Although Daga currently plays for FC One Rocket in the Nigerian National League, his standout displays for the Nigerian U-20 team in events such as the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup have attracted international interest. Despite the team’s quarter-finals loss to South Korea, Daga’s abilities on the field have made him a sought-after prospect.
Known for his adept defensive skills and ability to read the game, Daga excels as a combative defensive midfielder. He exhibits confidence and composure on the ball, displaying a wide range of passing skills. While his primary focus is supporting more attack-oriented teammates, he is also capable of contributing to the team’s overall defensive strategy.
Reports from The Telegraph on Tuesday revealed that Watford is actively pursuing Daga, aiming to outmaneuver several prominent European clubs in the race to secure his signature. The young talent was reportedly present at Vicarage Road to witness Watford’s convincing 4-0 victory against QPR during the opening weekend of the Championship season.
In recent conversations, Daga openly discussed his future aspirations, acknowledging interest from various European clubs, including AC Milan, Liverpool, Anderlecht, Watford, and Club Brugge, among others. Daga expressed his desire to play for top-tier clubs such as Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United. He also expressed his ambition to compete in prestigious tournaments like the Champions League and FA Cup within the next five years.
Daga’s confidence and determination are evident as he envisions himself playing a significant role in the Super Eagles, Nigeria’s national team. He believes that despite his young age, he will eventually contribute to the team’s success and make a name for himself on the international stage.