Ndong | “A Very Good Club For Me”
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Yesterday, Watford signed highly-rated Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong on loan for the remainder of the season with a view to make it permanent in the summer.
The 23-year-old, who will wear the number 12 shirt, is one of the Golden Boys’ four January transfer window acquisitions and said in an exclusive interview with watfordfc.com that this was the perfect club for him.
“I'm very happy to come here to Watford because it's a very good club for me,” he said.
“I'm pleased everything has gone well today and I'm very happy to come here to Watford.”
The Gabonese international joins the club with prior Premier League experience. He became Sunderland’s record signing in the summer of 2016 and went on to play over 30 times for the Black Cats in the top flight.
Unfortunately for the Wearside club they saw their ten year stay in the Premier League come to an end during Didier’s first season there. The midfielder was keen to share that he is hoping to learn from last season’s disappointment and is happy to have a second chance in the Premier League.
“I will bring my intelligence in the game and experience from last year in terms of how to play in the league, I experienced that last year and know what is required,” he explained.
“This is a second chance for me in this league with Watford and I hope everything goes well.”
Ndong is known as a more defensive minded midfield player, with just six career goals to date. When questioned on his style and what type of player the Watford fans can expect he admitted there is plenty he can offer to the side without necessarily scoring goals.
“I would like to bring to this team my positive aggression, my capacity to pass the ball, to get the ball and to help win back the ball very quickly after we've lost possession.”