With the transfer window closing in a matter of hours, there is not much time left for squads to bring new faces through the door. The Hornets have had no shortage of midfield recruitment this transfer window, but that does not mean they will not try to sign yet another midfielder before 11pm GMT. And now, the Hornets are linked with a late swoop for a blockbuster transfer.
Watford Looking to Sign Nahitan Nandez
According to the reputable Daniele Longo, the Hornets are trying to sign Nahitan Nandez from Cagliari. Paolo Rocchetti has also claimed the Hornets have put in an offer for the 25-year-old.
A structure to any potential deal is not clarified as of yet, though it would likely be a loan with an option or lucrative obligation to buy if the Hornets maintain their Premier League status.
Having signed for Cagliari from Boca Juniors in a £15 million transfer in 2019, his name has been on the radar of some top teams for a considerable amount of time now. He was frequently linked with Inter Milan and Tottenham this summer.
Phenomenal Transfer if Completed
Although there is not much time left to complete any potential transfer and a considerable number of hurdles would have to be overcome, if this transfer were to happen, the Hornets will have secured themselves one of their new stars. He would not come in and play a rotational role: he would be an immediate starter and one of the Hornets’ key players in their quest for safety.
The 41-time capped Uruguay international team player is versatile. Throughout his career, he has primarily played as a central-midfielder and would likely play there for the Hornets too if signed. However, he can also be effectively deployed as a right-midfielder/right-wing-back, a position he has played in with tremendous success whenever the Italian side has needed him to. Thus, there is a chance the midfielder could also be viewed as Ismaila Sarr’s potential successor upon the season’s conclusion.
There is not much time left for this surprise transfer to occur, though if it does, Watford have done a bit of extremely shrewd business. Having versatile, reliable, star players such as Nandez can spell the difference between safety and a return back to the Championship. Time will tell whether this deal goes through, though the interest is for sure present.