This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Watford are among a host of Championship sides reportedly considering a move for Kadeem Harris, as per the Telegraph.
Harris has made 30 league appearances for Wednesday this season, registering three assists and producing a string of impressive performances for the Owls.
But the winger’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning that he could be available to sign on a free transfer.
According to the Telegraph, Reading, Middlesbrough, Stoke City and Watford all considering moves.
The latter are in the hunt for automatic promotion and could be a target for the Hornets if they go up this season.
Here, we discuss Watford’s reported interest in the 27-year-old…
I’m not sure that he is good enough to warrant a place in Watford’s starting 11.
Looking at their options right now, Ken Sema and Ismaila Sarr currently occupy those spots and Harris wouldn’t usurp either – but then again I’d be shocked if Sarr is still there by the end of the next transfer window.
Harris does provide pace and versatility, but I just don’t think he has the consistent quality that Watford would necessarily be looking for to replace Sarr.
At best he would probably be a back-up option, and that would be fine in the Championship – but if they do get promoted I can’t see the 27-year-old being on the Hornets’ radar whatsoever.
He could be.
He’s been a regular for Sheffield Wednesday and I think he’s good enough to remain in the Championship at the very least.
Of course, Watford want to be back in the Premier League next season and so that’s another question altogether as to whether he’d be good enough.
On a free, though, he’s got plenty to offer and it’s a low-risk deal so I can exactly why Watford, and probably several other clubs, are considering it at the moment and waiting to see what happens at Wednesday.
Quiz: Can you remember how many league goals each of Watford’s last 15 top goalscorers scored?
I’m not sure he’s at the required level to be honest.
Watford are obviously fighting for promotion to the Premier League and already have a plethora of exciting, attacking options in Joao Pedro, Ken Sema and Ismaila Sarr.
If they go up, then you would expect the board to back Xisco Munoz and go out and sign even more talent.
Is Harris better than what they already have at Vicarage Road? I don’t particularly think so.
On a free transfer, though, it could be worth a punt.