Wednesday January 25 2017
Report: Niang chooses Watford

M’Baye Niang has reportedly given the all-clear and will complete his move to Watford, on loan from Milan with option to buy for €18.5m.

It's believed the option to buy would become an obligation after a certain number of appearances.

Although Burnley FC had also shown interest, the call from Walter Mazzarri and London proved decisive.

According to Sky Sport Italia this evening, Niang has accepted the transfer and an announcement is imminent.

He is due to undergo a medical and sign the contract on Thursday.

Milan TV – the official television station of the club – announced today that the deal on the table was a loan for €0.5m with option to buy for another €18m.

That takes the total cost to €18.5m (approximately £15.75m).

French striker Niang turned 22 last month and first joined Milan for €3m from Caen as a teenager in August 2012.

He had loan spells at Montpellier and Genoa, but struggled for consistency and was often criticised by fans for his work-rate.

This season Niang scored three goals with three assists in 18 Serie A appearances.