Nigeria international Isaac Success was reportedly arrested by police after an angry bust-up with four prostitutes who he accused of cheating him out of £2,000, according to The Sun.
A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police confirmed they are investigating an allegation of assault reported to have happened at 6.30am on September 11.
It is claimed Success admitted to police he paid the girls for sex and he was put in handcuffs while claiming he had been cheated out of his money.
The hotel then booted them out and Success, who signed for Watford for £12.5million in July 2016, told his bank to block the payment to the escorts.
He had not played in Watford’s 2-0 win at Southampton on September 9, but enjoyed a night out the following day in London, when he met the girls.
They said a 21-year-old man was arrested and de-arrested and inquiries are ongoing.
A representative for the player strongly denied the allegations.
Success, 21, who debuted for the Super Eagles in March, is said to have boasted about his £30,000-a-week wages to the girls after meeting them in a strip club in London’s West End.
Escort Alexis Domerge claims the player paid her and three other women £500 each to party with him at the luxury Sopwell House hotel, Hertfordshire.
But Success, who has scored just once in 19 Watford appearances, was later arrested in the hotel after police were called and an allegation of assault was made, according to The Sun.
Ms Domerge, 24, said Success angrily demanded his money back after he had downed two bottles of Baileys liqueur.
She told The Sun: ‘He accused us of ripping him off and asked for his money to be returned.
“It was terrifying. He had paid four of us £500 each to party with him and we all got naked as soon as the money came through on our phone bank accounts.
“He was drinking Baileys straight from the bottle.”