Federico Macheda: The New Face At Vicarage Road
Posted by Sean Walker | Published on October 7, 2016
Watford have signed former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda after becoming a free agent.
Macheda, commonly known for scoring a quality last minute winner against Birmingham club Aston Villa in the 2008/2009 Premier League season, has been signed The Hornets to bolster their already decent attacking force.
The 25-year-old has already bagged two goals for Watford’s Under-23 side, scoring a penalty in a 4-2 defeat to Hull City, and again earlier today in a 2-2 draw against Sheffield United.
The Italian looked to have a bright potential in his career, but a lack of game time, and unsuccessful loan spells at championship sides including Cardiff City and Doncaster has seen him end up as a free agent; and now at the Hertfordshire based club Watford.
Is this the right move for him? In my opinion, it isn’t. Macheda had a good loan spell at Birmingham City, and he has proven that he has talent. He just needs to find a club that will let him express himself and let him show the best of him. This is something Watford are unable to provide him with.
With Deeney, Okaka, Ighalo, Success and probably even Sinclair all ahead of Macheda in the pecking order. All he will be able to do is prove what he can do in the under-23’s, which in all fairness he is doing. He is clearly too good to playing reserve football, but on the other hand he is clearly not good enough to be making it in the first team. Many Watford fans, including myself, are still waiting to see Jerome Sinclair’s name on the teamsheet; considering Watford paid 4 million pounds for his services, god knows how Macheda will break into the team.
From a Watford perspective, it is a great signing. A talented striker like him on a free transfer is brilliant business. With Ighalo in horrific form, and Okaka out for another month, Watford cannot lose.