Uche Agbo has left Watford for former Belgian champions Standard Liege, the European club has confirmed this morning.

Agbo, aged 21, developed an impressive reputation as a tough-tackling midfielder during his time on loan with Granada last season.

But reported work permit issues have seemingly left the Watford heirarchy preferring to cash in on the youngster.

A report yesterday from Sport Nigeria claimed unlike Isaac Success, who was granted a work permit before making his international debut, there was little chance of Agbo being able to play for Watford in the near future.

“Uche played 31 matches for Granada last season in La Liga, just two games short of what Isaac Success did before he left to join Watford two seasons ago,” a source told the outlet.

“But unlike Success, Watford cannot use the special talent argument for Uche to get a work permit in the United Kingdom because he was not an MVP or top scorer of a major youth tournament, like Success was.”

Liege announced the transfer on their website this morning, with sporting director Olivier Renard saying: "Uche is a young midfielder with a lot of games under his belt and a lot of resilience. 

"He played a good part of last season in Spain in La Liga. He is ready for a new experience and will increase our options in midfield."