Watford are mulling over the permanent signing of Spanish utility man Gerard Deulofeu, according to reports in Spain.
The 23-year-old, who previously spent time in the Premier League playing with Everton – both on loan and on a permanent deal – joined the Hornets last month on loan from Barcelona. He has been quite impressive since his move from Spain and, according to Mundo Deportivo, is being considered for permanent placement at Vicarage Road.
Unfortunately I will be out from the pitch for some time but I will work very hard everyday in order to be back and ready to play. Thank you for all the support.
Desafortunadamente estaré fuera un tiempo pero trabajaré muy duro para volver pronto a jugar. Gracias por el apoyo. ? pic.twitter.com/G7Em9tfjev
— Gerard Deulofeu (@gerardeulofeu) February 27, 2018
The Spanish publication claim that the Premier League outfit have outlined plans to discuss a move for the player, who can operate both as a striker and on the flanks, in the summer. But they are expecting a bit of difficulty as there is still a year and some months left on his contract and they may have to pay his £20m release clause in full.
At the moment, though, Deulofeu, understood to be a huge favourite of manager Javi Garcia, is out with an injury, having hurt his ankle in a 1-0 win against Everton late last month.