Philip Zinckernagel Likely to Join Nottingham Forest on Loan
Departure From Watford Looking Likely for Philip Zinckernagel
Following their promotion back to the Premier League, Watford have been busy this window. Preparing for life in the top-flight once again, they will be hoping to stay put for even longer than their previous tenure.
Philip Zinckernagel joined the Hornets this past January, with the Dane joining the club on a free transfer from FK Bodo/Glimt. However, the 26-year-old looks set to join the midlands club on loan.
Zinckernagel appeared 20 times for the Hertfordshire side last season, scoring his first and only goal so far for the club, during their 6-0 riot against Bristol City. In the process, the twice capped Denmark international recorded five assists.
The winger played a part in ensuring the club’s return to the top-flight. Some Watford fans are disappointed in his potential departure.
A Solid Addition for Chris Hughton
However, their loss could be Chris Hughton’s gain. The former Brighton & Hove Albion manager has seen a huge overhaul this summer. With six players arriving and 12 departing, Hughton’s project is well underway in his first full season in-charge.
Adding Championship success pedigree to the side might be the key to Forest’s success. Finishing 17th last season, the City Ground will be hopeful of a better campaign ahead. Factoring that this is Hughton’s first full season in-charge, alongside his success in the league, Forest fans can hope.
If the loan deal is pushed over the line, it could be an interesting one. A player who has briefly played in the league but with great success could add some much need power for Hughton’s side. Watford’s loss could be Nottingham Forest’s gain.