Watford FC has announced the contract renewal of talented right-back Hamzat Balogun. The 18-year-old player has signed a year-long deal with the club, with the option to extend for an additional year. This news was confirmed on Watford FC’s official website, where they also announced the contract renewals of several other youth players.
Balogun, who was born in England, is eligible to represent Nigeria as well. He came up through the youth ranks at Manchester United before joining Watford FC in 2021. The young defender has already showcased his skills in FA Youth Cup matches for the English side.
In a previous interview with Watford magazine, Balogun revealed his admiration for former Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis. Despite playing in a different position, Balogun praised Dennis for his agility, positivity on the ball, and fearlessness in taking on opponents. The young player emphasized the importance of having such characters in the team.
Balogun also expressed his love for the Nigeria international kit from the 2018 World Cup. He admired the design and colorway of the kit, showcasing his pride in Nigerian football.
Although Balogun has yet to represent either England or Nigeria at any level of football, he is fully focused on his development as a professional player at Watford FC. With his contract renewal, the club has shown confidence in his abilities and potential.
As Balogun continues to hone his skills at Watford FC, fans eagerly anticipate his future contributions to the team. His determination and dedication to his craft make him a promising prospect for both club and country.