The Hornets have a strong Nigerian continent at the club, but the number has now reduced by two ahead of the new Premier League season
Former Nigeria U-20 international Tom Dele-Bashiru has joined Reading FC from Watford on a season-long loan deal.
A statement on Watford’s official website read: Watford FC can confirm that Tom Dele-Bashiru has joined Reading on a season-long loan.
Tom is the second Nigerian to depart Watford on a loan deal this summer after Dapo Mebude, who joined AFC Wimbledon.
The 22-year-old joined Watford from Manchester City in 2019 but only made two appearances for the club last season due to an injury.
He’ll now hope to get enough minutes at Reading. The move will see the former Flying Eagles star link up with Ovie Ejaria, who could represent the Super Eagles at international level.
Tom and Dapo’s departure also means Watford’s strong Nigerian contingent has been reduced by two.