Watford and Udinese in Line to Transfer Jens Stryger Larsen

Jens Stryger Larsen

Watford and Udinese often do transfers with each other due to being owned by the same family. The Pozzo’s oversaw six transfers between the clubs in the most recent summer transfer window alone. And now, another such transfer is in the cards, with Jens Stryger Larsen likely heading Watford’s way.

Watford Likely to Sign Jens Stryger Larsen

Reports Suggest Watford and Udinese Swap is Near

A report from Italian outlet Messaggeroveneto suggests a deal between the two clubs to transfer Jens Stryger Larsen is essentially completed. Collateral in the deal is reportedly Ignacio Pussetto, who joined Watford in the January of 2020 from Udinese but subsequently went back to Udinese temporarily upon relegation.

Ryan Gray from The Watford Observer suggests the deal is still in an earlier stage, but that it is still a decent possibility to happen. It is expected that a verdict will be reached following this summer’s European Championships, as Larsen has made Denmark’s 26-man squad.

Either way, this deal is one to keep an eye on, as the transfer is feasible and likely.

Watford Signing Larsen Would Be Shrewd Business

Since joining Udinese from Austria Vienna in 2017 for around £500,000, Larsen has been a mainstay in Udinese’s starting 11. In his four years with Udinese, he made 140 appearances. The versatile defender scored five goals and provided eight assists in that span.

Larsen has also found international success, making 33 appearances for Denmark since his senior international debut in 2016. He played every minute of Denmark’s World Cup 2018 group stage matches.

Where Larsen will come in handy for Watford is depth and starting competition in many positions. He can play as a left-back/wing-back (where he played the second half of the recent campaign), a centre-back, a right-back/wing-back (his most frequent position), and even more advanced wide roles. Being good with both feet makes him able to play naturally in all of the mentioned positions.

This deal will likely have updates in the coming weeks and seems like it will eventually happen. If (or when) it does, Watford will have secured themselves an adaptable, proven, talented player.

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