Watford make £5m charge for person who could replace Aston Villa target
Premier League newcomers Watford own submit £5 million for Sampdoria midfielder Morten Thorsby as a dormant replacement for Aston Villa and Newcastle United target Will Hughes, as reported by .
As Hughes continues to stall on extending a engage that runs out in 12 months’ time, Xisco Munoz and co hold rarely preference but to kindle pondering about life without their blond midfield maestro.
And Watford obtain a scoffing to make. Do they hawk Hughes while they can or try to achieve one further year of football out of a man whose industry and fantasy could be integral to their hopes of remaining in the boon flight?
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Securing Thorsby’s signature could, at least, set about that mockery a bite easier.
The Norway international is no Hughes clone – he’s 6ft 2in and additional of a physical presence in the feelings of midfield – but he does possess a great deal of the attributes that retain made the 26-year-old Englishman such an integral ration of the Watford side.
Thorsby, like Hughes, is a fine passer of the orb and isn’t afraid to secure stuck in.
He accumulated ten yellow cards in 29 Serie A starts last denominate and that ironic streak could come in handy at Watford, who had a midfield with the consistency of warm butter the last case they were a Premier League team.
Watford have yet to meet Sampdoria’s £6 million asking price, however, offering rightful £5 million so far. Talks are expected to continue, though, and there’s doctrine a compromise could be reached sooner rather than later.
One thing’s for sure, Aston Villa and Newcastle commit be watching developments like a hawk. Thorsby’s arrival could push Hughes that infrequently morsel closer to the exit.