Nigerian midfielder Uche Agbo has been listed as one of the toughest tacklers in the game still under 21 in the top European leagues according to the Watford observer
The 20 year old Nigerian International is currently on loan at Standard Liege in Belgium from English Premier League side Watford
Agbo won 77 tackles in his 31 games for the relegated side last season, the fourth-highest number of any Under-21 player in any of Europe’s top five leagues.
That list encompasses the Premier League, La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1, and only Bayer Leverkusen’s Benjamin Henrichs, Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira and Dani Ceballos of Real Betis made more successful challenges.
Agbo won 66 per cent of his attempted tackles during the season, too, the second-highest across the divisions, behind only Henrichs in the standings among many of Europe’s most promising youngsters.
Agbo spent three years at Udinese prior to joining the Hornets on a five-year deal last summer, but has spent each of the last three seasons playing his football at Granada
The Belgium-based midfielder featured for the Eagles in a friendly against Togo in France in May, but he has yet to make his bow for the Nigerias full international team in a competitive fixture.