Watford are said to have joined West Bromwich Albion in the pursuit of Crawley Town striker Max Watters, with the in-form 21-year-old’s strong showings having attracted interest from on high according to the Daily Mail.
Having only joined the Red Devils back in October on a free transfer, Watters has really set the world alight for the League Two side, notching up an impressive 12 goals across all competitions in just 14 games under the stewardship of John Yems.
Naturally, his performances are attracting interest from clubs higher up the pyramid, with Watford said to be keen bringing the young striker to Vicarage Road in the near future.
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Pedro would inevitably be the main winner of this transfer being conducted, with the Brazilian currently shouldering a lot of the goalscoring responsibility this term.
The addition of Watters would take the pressure off the young forward, whilst also offering him another type of striker to partner up with up top in a front two when Vladimir Ivic opts against playing with a lone striker.
Pedro is a player who thrives on dropping deep and linking the play, meaning that Watters can make penetrating runs in behind in order to open up more space for the Brazilian to operate in.
The prospect of the two strikers linking up is mouth-watering and would offer a more fluid partnership than the likes of Troy Deeney and Andre Gray can offer.
Gray has had a season to forget so far at Vicarage Road, with injuries having disrupted much of the striker’s campaign to date.
The news of Watters potentially arriving at the club will certainly put even more doubt over the 29-year-old’s career with the club, as he is likely to slip even further down the pecking order if Ivic was to bring in another centre forward.
With just 17 goals during his time with the Hornets, it is fair to say that Gray’s stint with the club hasn’t gone as planned and for that reason he could well be sold in order for new signings to be made.
If the well-travelled frontman doesn’t return to fitness and prove himself soon, it could well be a case of one in and one out at Watford with Watters being eyed up.