Watford have begun their summer transfer business early by sealing a deal for exciting Rochdale talent Kwadwo Baah for £150,000.
The 18-year-old has penned a five-year deal at Vicarage Road after nearly two years at Dale, who were relegated to League Two this season with Baah making 30 appearances.
It also means a move back down south for Baah, who was born in Germany but raised in London and spent time at Crystal Palace’s academy when he was younger.
Baah made his senior breakthrough in 2019 not long after signing a scholarship deal at Spotland in September of that year, and he’d made seven league appearances for the club by the end of last season.
The winger was more of a regular fixture under Brian Barry-Murphy this season though, and he scored three goals for the club this season – a brace against Charlton leading to much transfer interest in the teen sensation.
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Rangers, Juventus and Bayern Munich were all linked, but it looked like Manchester City were going to steal Baah from their neighbours under everyone’s noses – however the move broke down at the medical stage according to The Telegraph.
Now Watford have jumped in to seal a deal for the youngster – and Hornets fans seem pretty excited about their newest arrival.
Top stuff lads
— Sean (@Seanslatt3ry) May 17, 2021
Great bit of business, he seems like a fantastic talent, let’s hope we’ve started the window as we mean to go on 🙌🏻
— Aaron 🐝 (@azatampswfc) May 17, 2021
— Andrew Reynolds (@AvroRedgrave) May 17, 2021
Young and exciting- good from the recruitment team trying to get a younger core. Apparently he was quite good at the start of the season. Hoping for big things from the 18yo https://t.co/3BXVsrCODL
— jb orns (@WFCjb_67) May 17, 2021
Love this. Hopefully this is a theme throughout our summer window. Young players with huge upside https://t.co/G9qUqY8hwp
— • (@louorns) May 17, 2021
GET IN🐝🐝🐝 https://t.co/cIpnzQYssP
— WFCAdam🐝🐝🐝 (@WatfordOpinions) May 17, 2021
This is a great signing!
— Josh (@hornetraider) May 17, 2021