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Fresh figures emerge as Watford step up pursuit of forgotten Premier League man, talks already underway

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Watford are hoping to tie up a £5million move for Ike Ugbo, according to The Athletic.

The Chelsea striker is facing an uncertain future as speculation builds around his prospects for the new season with opportunities likely to be limited at Stamford Bridge.

AllNigeriaSoccer first reported that the Hornets were one of the clubs keen on a move for the player, however that has now progressed with talks underway with the West London club.

Ugbo has enjoyed an excellent season this term after scoring 16 goals in 32 appearances during a loan spell with Cercle Brugge.

It’s claimed that the Belgian side hold a £5million option to make the deal permanent, but the 22-year-old is said to be wanting to move elsewhere.

The Athletic claim that talks are in the early stages, but given that Watford will be plying their trade in the Premier League next term it seems like a move to Vicarage Road could be an appealing option.

Eintracht Frankfurt and Monaco are also said to be keen on a move for the £5million-rated player, with Ugbo likely to discuss his options with his representatives this week.

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The verdict

This could be an exciting move for Watford.

Ike Ugbo is a player of undoubted quality and it seems that now is the time for him to break away from Chelsea and start building a career in his own right.

With the Hornets set to be in the Premier League it could be an ideal move for the 22-year-old, with the £5million price tag being seen as something of a bargain.


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