Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph has provided an update on Watford and their pursuit of Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson.
Watford are getting set for their return to the Premier League, and having finished their last top-flight campaign with the third-lowest number of goals scored, they could certainly do with some more firepower if they are to try and stay in the division.
That’s where Ferguson becomes part of the discussion, with the midfielder having scored 10 goals and chipped in with five assists for the Dons last season enough to make Watford take an interest in him, as the Hornets have reportedly had two bids for him turned down already.
And speaking on the Only As Good As Your Last Game podcast, Joseph discussed the current situation and said that the move is likely to happen, but that it might take a club like Watford to increase their bid if they want to make it a reality:
“Watford are certainly one of the clubs interested in him, there’s other Premier League clubs interested in him as well. Aberdeen seemed to be quite shocked that he handed in a transfer request, although he wanted to move on.
“They said they had a derisory offer knocked back from a Premier League club, so I think what will happen is someone will maybe come in with a bit more money and meet Aberdeen’s demands, and we could see Lewis Ferguson in the English Premier League this summer.”
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Joseph went on to state that he expected Aberdeen to hold out for ‘more than the £3m they got for Jonny Hayes’, and if that is indeed the asking price, then Watford shouldn’t really have much problem in making that deal happen given the Premier League money they are set to receive following promotion.
And even if it is something along the lines of a £5m fee, for what they are laying out in the grand scheme of things, put up against his potential based on his goal record north of the border, it’s not exactly the biggest risk for them to take.