Report: Aston Villa could sign Watford's Isaac Success - but on one condition

Villa manager Steve Bruce reacts after a near miss during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Championship giants Aston Villa are looking for a forward and reportedly want Watford's Premier League flop Isaac Success

Isaac Success of Watford celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Watford and AFC Bournemouth at Vicarage Road on October 1, 2016 in Watford,...

Aston Villa are running out of time to bring in some attacking reinforcements – and will be left twiddling their thumbs and waiting for Watford if they want to complete a potentially very exciting loan signing.

TEAMtalk reported on Wednesday that Villa were likely to sign Watford’s forgotten man Isaac Success but that deal remains up in the air. According to The Mirror (live blog, 1.57pm), Watford will only send the 22-year-old to Villa Park once they have brought in a new striker themselves.


The Hornets are certainly looking but without any success thus far. The Watford Observer has claimed that a potential loan deal for Barcelona poacher Paco Alcacer is no longer on the cards while Foot 365 adds that they have failed in a £15 million bid for Nantes striker Emiliano Sala.

So this leaves Success’ move to Aston Villa looking very uncertain with just a few hours remaining in the transfer window.

Isaac Success of Watford in action during the pre-season match between Brentford and Watford at Griffin Park on July 28, 2018 in Brentford, England.

The Nigerian has only made two Premier League starts since moving to Vicarage Road from Granada for a then-club record fee of £12.5 million in 2016, according to Sky Sports.

He also failed to make an impact during a loan spell at Malaga as they finished bottom of La Liga last season. But his time in Spain with Granada showed Success to be an exciting, fast and versatile forward capable of giving opposition full-backs a horrible case of twisted blood.

Success Ajayi Isaac of Granada CF celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Real Sporting de Gijon and Granada CF at Estadio El Molinon on October 19, 2015 in Gijon, Spain.

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