Watford Readying A Bid For This Derby County Star: A Canny Choice By Silva?

Watford are reportedly weighing up a bid for Championship star Will Hughes as new manager Marco Silva aims to strengthen his midfield before going into the pre-season. The Derby County star has been one of the most thrilling prospects in Championship football over the past few season, with numerous top clubs including Liverpool trying to land him.

Any concrete deal, however, hasn’t materialised for the Weybridge-born player and Silva could be the first manager to bring him to top-flight football. The 22-year-old has impressed many with his dazzling footwork in the centre of the park and is quite a regular for the England Under 21s for some time now.

Watford had a terrible second half to the season last term as they finished 17th in the League table, just six points above relegated side Hull City. The mismanagement of Italian boss Walter Mazzarri came to a halt with an absolute 5-0 humiliation by Manchester City on the final day of the season. If not for some favourable results by teams around them in the league table, they had a real threat of getting relegated last season.

In an otherwise under average squad, especially the defensive third, Watford did get some solidity with the arrival of Tom Cleverley, but with the likes of Abdoulaye Doucouré, Étienne Capoue and Ben Watson, Silva can hardly execute his tactics. The box-to-box midfielders have been of little effect both on the offence as well as defence and Silva essentially need someone who can unlock things from the deep midfield.

And Hughes could be a perfect fit by all means. At just, 22, the Under 21 English international has played a whopping 189 games for Derby so far, scoring 12 goals and assisting 18 times. He would bring chunks of experience with him, despite his nascent age. And his regular involvement in six gruelling Championship seasons with the Rams, meaning he can cope up well with the rigours of the Premier League.

Derby, however, would be more than reluctant in letting him go anytime soon. The academy product of the club had first made his debut back in 2012 when he was only 17. It was the last match of the season against Peterborough and the youngster became a fan favourite soon with his exceptional composure on the ball and superior touch and vision.

He is destined for greatness, as claimed by many, and with World Cup approaching next year, this season would be the ideal time for the player to make the next step. Watford have initiated talks over a £8 million bid and are confident of getting him.

The following two tabs change content below.

Facebook Comments


Share This Article

Rangers Plotting Third Bid For Championship Star: Caixinha Wants Him Desperately

Next Story »

Tottenham Hotspur Looking To Lure This Italian Star: Can He Challenge For A First Team Role?


  • Chelsea To Renew Interest In Defensive Beast: A Good Move From Antonio Conte?

    1 day ago

    Chelsea have reportedly renewed their interest in Juventus fullback Alex Sandro, per Calcio Mercato. The Blues were strongly linked with the Brazilian in the summer but failed ...

    Read More
  • Barcelona Given Boost In Pursuit Of German Midfield Marshall: Can He Excel At Camp Nou?

    5 days ago

    Latest rumours from German tabloid, SportBILD claim Leon Goretzka isn’t interested in moving to the Premier League anymore, with the German midfielder either looking to move to ...

    Read More
  • SWOT Analysis Of 16 Year Old Italian Sensation Extensively Scouted By Chelsea And Manchester City

    6 days ago

    Chelsea and Manchester City have opened their radars for 16-year-old Italian teenage sensation Pietro Pellegri of Genoa. Pellegri, who reduced his dad, Marco, the assistant manager of ...

    Read More
  • Real Madrid Seek Italian Sensation To Improve Their Attack: A Sensational Move By Zizou?

    1 week ago

    According to Spanish news outlet, Don Balon, Real Madrid have enlisted their top four transfer targets in the offensive zones. The list includes some world-class strikers such ...

    Read More
  • SWOT Analysis Of Manchester City Transfer Target Branded As The ‘Little Cavani’

    2 weeks ago

    Joaquin Ardaiz is one of the latest attacking prospects coming out South America. The 18 year old Uruguayan, being termed as the ‘Little Cavani’ back in his ...

    Read More