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Youth coach reveals West Ham are pursuit of Success

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Isaac Success’ former youth coach has claimed that West Ham are still pursuing the Watford attacker.

Douglas Idahosa, who according to the Express is an ex-coach of the 21-year-old, maintains that the link is true after the Harrow Times rubbished All Nigeria Soccer’s claim that Success was on the Hammers’ radar.

It is understood that West Ham had missed out on signing the Watford man in 2016 while he was at La Liga outfit Granada.

Success has since struggled to earn first-team football at Vicarage Road and Idahosa believes that the player will be on his way in the summer if certain assurances aren’t made about his future.

“It is true that West Ham are interested in signing Isaac Success.  If he is not promised first team opportunities he will move before the window closes,” said Idahosa, who coaches at the BJ Foundation, to All Nigeria Soccer.

Success’ time at Watford hasn’t been anywhere near as fruitful as he would have first hoped and has started just two Premier League games since his summer switch last year.

A facial fracture and two separate hamstring injuries hampered his start to life in England but in total he played just 19 times for the Hornets and scored just one goal, which came in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth in October.

The one-time Nigeria international, who received his debut cap in March, can play on either wing or as a striker – which is a position that West Ham are in desperate need of reinforcing due to constant injury concerns about Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho.

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