Barely playing at Watford, Isaac Success was sent to Malaga on loan for the rest of the season in order to get some game time.
The Nigeria international was signed from Granada with a lot of hype, seen as an exciting talent, but the 22-year-old hasn’t exactly lived up to that reputation as of yet, hence his limited game time at Vicarage Road.
One goal and two assists in 20 appearances for the Hornets isn’t exactly the return the club were expecting when they spent £13.5m on him two years ago.
Signing for the La Liga side on transfer deadline day, Success made a 12 minute cameo in a 1-0 to Las Palmas last week, and has since been dropped by his manager, not featuring in their squad against Atlético Madrid, clearly unimpressed by what the forward has shown on and off the pitch.
That’s what AS’ newspaper are reporting on Tuesday, explaining the Watford loanee isn’t at the ‘best level’ to make the first-team straight away, joining a rather long list of January arrivals.
Digging a bit deeper, the very same outlet have a lengthier article on the matter on their website, with a bit more detail.
According to AS, Success arrived in Spain ‘notably overweight’ due to his lack of football in England, and they expect his new manager to ‘need time’ to get him to the required level.
Not the best start.