Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has attempted to play down speculation linking Odion Ighalo with a move away from Vicarage Road, but admitted that he is a fan of Granada forward Isaac Success, the Daily Mail reports.
Ighalo has been hugely impressive for the Hornets this season, helping put the side in a position where they look well on course to comfortably stay up in the Premier League. His performances have caught the eye of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea (via Mail), but Flores has tried to play down the rumours that one of his key men could be on their way in the near future.
"I don't want to think like this, I am a really positive person," he said, as reported by the Mail.
Despite Flores' desire to quash the speculation surrounding Ighalo, it appears that Watford are already preparing a contingency plan if the Nigerian was to leave by monitoring the progress of Ighalo's countryman Success.
The 20-year-old currently plays for Granada, who are owned by the same family that own Watford, which may perhaps pave the way for a move to happen. And Flores conceded that he has been impressed by the youngster.
"Success is a very good player, he has power, he has the physical characteristics to play in England, but he's younger and we need to think about the future of this player, or if we have the possibility of this player in the future," he added.
With a move to the Hornets seeing Success follow in the footsteps of Ighalo - who played 100 times for the La Liga side - it seems likely that comparisons will be drawn between the pair, and thus, Success will be under a huge amount of pressure to deliver, such is the impact that Ighalo has had this season.
The former Udinese striker is the team's top goalscorer with 14 strikes in the league this term and has formed a fantastic partnership with Troy Deeney that will be very difficult to replace if he ends up leaving the club.