REPORT: Philip Zinckernagel Set to Become Watford’s First January Signing

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Watford are expected to announce Danish winger Philip Zinckernagel as their first January signing according to The Athletic’s Adam Leventhal.

The talented attacker has been impressive in Norwegian football with Bodo/Glimt. He has scored 19 league goals in 28 games for his current side during 2020.

According to Leventhal, Zinckernagel will sign a four-and-a-half-year contract at Vicarage Road. A price hasn’t been disclosed but he will become new manager Xisco Muñoz’s first signing since replacing Vladimir Ivic.

Philip Zinckernagel Set to Become Watford’s First January Signing

Impressing Abroad

Zinckernagel has been one of the standout stars in Norwegian football during 2020. As well as 19 league goals, Zinckernagel also has 18 assists – an impressive return for the 26-year-old attacker.

He is set to become Watford’s first major transfer signing in the January window. The Danish winger will compete for a place in the Watford side once his move is completed. He faces stiff competition from the likes of Ismailia Sarr, who has been a fixture in the Hornets side this season.

Zinckernagel will bring more creativity and goals to a side who have struggled to create chances, especially away from Vicarage Road. The Hornets have been two different sides this campaign in terms of performances at home and away. Zinckernagel certainly is a shrewd acquisition if he can bring the same form shown in Norwegian football.

He has been with Bodo/Glimt for the past three seasons and has made 82 league appearances. In those appearances, he has scored 31 goals and 27 assists. The Danish winger will certainly bring something different to the Watford attack. He is pacey, creative and deadly in front of goal.

Zinckernagel will be new manager Xisco Muñoz’s first signing. Muñoz only arrived a week ago and picked up an impressive win over Norwich City in his first game in charge. He now looks set to add his first new signing in the coming days once the window officially opens.

 

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