Coventry City and Huddersfield Town are both keeping a watchful eye over the situation of Bradford City midfielder Elliot Watt ahead of the transfer deadline as they weigh up a potential move, according to the Daily Record.
Watt has been an important player for Bradford over the last year or so and he was an impressive performer in League Two for the Bantams last term.
The 21-year-old fired home three goals and provided two assists in 46 appearances in the league last season and he has featured in all five of their opening matches this term so far.
According to the latest update from the Daily Record’s live transfer blog (28/08/21, 14:43), Bradford are prepared to cash in on the midfielder before the transfer comes to a close as he heads into the final year of his current deal with the Bantams.
It is believed that the midfielder could be available before the transfer window closes for a fee of around £300,000. Derek Adams’ side are keen to find a solution because they want to avoid risking losing him for nothing next summer.
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The Daily Record report that both Coventry and Huddersfield are keeping tabs on the midfielder’s current situation ahead of the deadline. Both sides could yet make a move for the 21-year-old following their strong starts to the campaign in the Championship.
Watt is a player with a lot of potential and he would fit the bill perfectly for clubs like Coventry and Huddersfield. Both clubs are not afraid of investing in young talent and providing them with the platform to go on and reach their potential at first-team level in the Championship.
Bradford in an ideal world would not be wanting to get rid of such a promising talent and Watt has played a vital role for them at the start of the season in League Two.
However, you can understand them wanting to protect the financial side of things by not risking him running down his deal and leaving for nothing.
As a result, both Coventry and Huddersfield could well be able to pick Watt up ahead of the deadline for what might turn out to be a real bargain price in the coming years.
Considering Watt is available for just £300,000 it seems a no-brainer that one of Coventry and Huddersfield should be aiming to get this deal over the line before the deadline.