Watford are unlikely to complete a deal for Kristian Pedersen before tonight’s deadline as they couldn’t agree a fee with Birmingham City for the player.
The Danish left-back has been a consistent performer for Blues this season and his form has caught the eye, with reports emerging in the past few days suggesting the Hornets wanted to do a deal this month.
However, the Sky Sports Transfer Centre (17:38) confirmed that any deal is probably not going to happen as Watford’s valuation of the player was too far away from Birmingham’s.
That will be a major boost for Pep Clotet, as the former Union Berlin man has been a regular for Blues.
Although, it has been suggested that Fulham could make a late move for Pedersen and that will still be a concern for the West Midlands outfit even if the Cottagers don’t have the pull of top-flight football.
If the 25-year-old remains at St. Andrew’s he is sure to be involved as Birmingham host Nottingham Forest in the Championship tomorrow.
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This will be a relief for Blues as they need to keep hold of their key players and there’s no doubt that Pedersen falls into that category.
Of course, Fulham’s interest means it’s too soon for the fans to celebrate but they will be a lot more optimistic of the left-back staying if Watford aren’t making a move.
It has been a very frustrating window for the club so far and if any deal for Pedersen was sanctioned it would no doubt infuriate the fan base.
So, everyone connected to the club will want the defender in the XI tomorrow but we know that things can change quickly.
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