With Premier League football three months away for Watford, the focus is now on the summer transfer window. Watford transfer talks have already begun.
Upon the Championship’s conclusion, the Hornets’ only double-digit goalscorer was Ismaila Sarr. Although there was an applaudable spread of goals around the rest of the squad, it was the club’s robust defence – conceding the joint-fewest goals ever in a Championship season – which led to promotion, along with not relying on too many goals. But in the top flight, more firepower is needed at Vicarage Road. Fortunately for the Hornets, a handful of impressive attacking signings are in the works.
Watford Transfer Latest: Discussions for Exciting Attacking Trio
Chelsea Loan-Starlet Ike Ugbo Talks Ongoing
The 22-year-old spent the past season on loan with Cercle Brugge in Belgium. In 34 appearances in all competitions, the former MK Dons loanee scored 17 times.
Contact Made with Rafael Santos Borre
The former Atletico Madrid striker has impressed with Argentinian side River Plate. The 25-year-old has eight goals and two assists in 15 appearances so far this season. Last season, in 42 appearances across all competitions, the Colombian scored 22 goals and assisted five more. With 20 goal contributions in the 2018/19 season and 14 goal contributions the season before that, many European clubs have taken note of his South American success.
According to Alan Nixon, Watford are in contact with Borre over a summer transfer. As his contract expires with River Plate in the summer, the transfer fits Watford’s budget. Between Ugbo and Borre, Watford have two talented attacking targets – with either a shrewd signing if completed.
Watford Contemplate Offer for Ilias Chair
David Ornstein of The Athletic reports Watford are contemplating whether to formally prepare an offer for Queens Park Rangers’ influential number 10. Chair also has interest from clubs in Belgium, Italy, and Germany. No team has made an offer as of yet, though Watford now have the funds to make the deal happen if they decide to make a bid.
The 23-year-old scored eight times and set up four goals this season. Despite his statistics already impressive for an attacking midfielder, his goal and assist tally do not do his contributions justice. With loads of potential, flare, attacking prowess, composure, and more, signing him would be a phenomenal deal for Watford – as all players mentioned here would be.
But for now, none of these deals are final. If even one of them happens, with talks either started or under consideration, the Hornets will have secured themselves a valuable player for bolstering their top-flight attack.