Watford have signed Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga on a season-long loan from Italian side Napoli. Zuniga can play in either full-back position and has 62 caps for his country.
The 30-year-old joined Napoli in 2009 from Siena, and played for four years under new Watford boss Walter Mazzarri. It’s already been a busy Summer for Mazzari with the addition of Zuniga taking the new additions up to four since his arrival.
Colombian international Zuniga now follows in the footsteps of centre-back Christian Kabasele, striker Jerome Sinclair and record buy while also what must be the greatest name for a footballer ever Isaac Success.
Success could very well be my new favourite ever player simply for the fact of his surname that and he would be any budding journalists dream, I mean just think of the articles you could write about the Nigerian. “Tottenham hope for Success” is just one example if he is successful (no pun intended) at Vicarage Road is then coveted by the big clubs.
Success was signed for £12.5m from Granada, let’s not forget though that Granada are part of the stable of clubs that are owned by the Pozzo family so this just continues the apparent movement of players between Watford, Granada and italian side Udinese.
Success managed to get 6 goals last season in La Liga and will now look to try and get a foothold in the Watford first team. He’ll more than likely be in competition with compatriot Odion Igahlo in a bid to pair up with Troy Deeney.
That partnership started brilliantly at the start of the season but fizzled out in the second half. The goal drought played a big part in the decline of form after Christmas which in itself had a large part to play for the departure of Quique Sanchez Flores so new manager Walter Mazzari would have identified the attack line as an area that needs rejuvenating.
As for Zuniga who will probably be most remembered as the man who killed Neymar in the 2014 World Cup. It was his errand foot in the back which led to Neymar’s death and subsequent nation of mourning that Brazil turned into. Had Neymar not died would Brazil really have lost that Semi Final to Germany 7-1, I guess that is something we will never know. R.I.P. Neymar