Cardiff City are expected to beat off competition from a host of Championship clubs – including Swansea City – to sign Crawley Town striker Max Watters, according to Football Insider.
Watters was out on loan in the Northern Premier League Division One and National League South from Doncaster Rovers last season, but has quickly established himself as one of the most feared strikers in League Two following his move to the Reds.
The striker has notched 13 times in just 15 outings this term, finding the net once ever 79 minutes, which is the best goals per minute ratio in the division.
And Football Insider believe that Watters is in advanced talks over the possibility of moving to the Cardiff City Stadium on a permanent basis this January.
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Cardiff’s rivals Swansea were also interested in the 21-year-old’s signature, but declined Crawley’s £1million asking price – which has given the Bluebirds the advantage over their South Wales rivals.
Watters featured in the League Two side’s FA Cup giant killing against Leeds United on Sunday, although he was unable to add to impressive goal tally of 16 goals in 19 games in all competitions.
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Neil Harris sides have historically struggled for goals, and his current Bluebirds side is no different.
And whilst Watters has no Championship experience, his potential arrival should at least take the pressure off top goalscorer Kieffer Moore, once the Welshman returns from his recent injury.