Just two games into his Watford career, M’baye Niang is already becoming a cult figure at the Hertfordshire club.
Niang made the loan move to the Hornets at the end of January, and is already playing a starring role for the club. Having played two games for Watford, Niang has a goal and an assist to his name already, and looks to be playing well under Walter Mazzarri, and working brilliantly with Hornets striker Troy Deeney, who he assisted with against Burnley, and was given the Man of the Match award for his efforts.
Mazzarri applauded Niang’s efforts over the last two matches, and likened him to “my son”, going on to say that Niang “is a player with great qualities who can get even better”.
The 22-year-old expressed his delight with his new club on Twitter earlier.
Happy @WatfordFC pic.twitter.com/Jy8GXsa8iz— M'Baye Niang (@MBaye9Niang) February 4, 2017
The loan move was for €1 million, with an option for Watford to outright purchase Niang and his contract at the end of his loan for £13.5 million. If Niang does keep up his excellent start at Watford, then expect the club to sign him permanently at the end of his loan deal. There already reports that the club are eager to sign him to a permanent contract.
It’s great to see Niang enjoying himself!