10 Africans unsettled in the English Premier League: #9 Isaac Success

Isaac Success of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford FC at Molineux on October 20, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.  (Oct. 19, 2018 - Source: Getty Images Europe)

Isaac Success of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford FC at Molineux on October 20, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

(Oct. 19, 2018 - Source: Getty Images Europe)

Of course, it is nice to see the likes of Mo Salah, Percy Tau and Hakim Ziyech shine for their nations over the most recent international break but it also raises questions about some popular names who are finding themselves in sticky situations. There are a number of African players dubbed to be the next Sergio Ramos and Xavis of this world but are currently unsettled at club level. Their potential is endangered by their lack of game time. Here’s a list of the XI players whose progress has stalled. What better time to look at these than now when the January transfer window is fast encroaching?

CF – Isaac Success

The Nigerian international is a youngster who has been in the books of Watford since 2016. The 22-year old forward had to wait for his opportunity in the English Premier League for a long time till Javi Garcia’s arrival. This season he has played in 8 matches including 4 starts and has scored 3 goals in all competitions. Success has got more to offer but is still being blocked by the limited game-time he is getting despite it being an improvement from last season. The player has the potential to become a regular for Watford and make a name for himself in the EPL among the best Africans to have played in the league.

Verdict: He should request to be loaned out to a newly-promoted club in the English Premier League like Wolverhampton Wanderers and get accustomed to the demands of the league.