Watford journalist Adam Leventhal has been sharing his thoughts on the business that Watford have done so far during the current summer transfer window and the business that they could still do throughout the remainder of the window.
This comes after Leventhal made an appearance on a recent episode of The Athletic’s Watford-themed podcast From the Rookery End, where he spoke about a range of topics concerning the club.
On the subject of the summer transfer window, Leventhal had this to say on the matter.
He said: “Obviously, if you look at it overall, and we can dig into the precise details of who’s come in and the various different departments, but overall, the majority of the work has been done.
“We’ve got the players in, and now it’s a matter of streamlining the squad and they’ve got plenty of players that they need to move on, but it’s easier to do that when those players realise that they’re genuinely not going to have much football to play.
“I think it’s been quite a savvy window so far for Watford, and there’s obviously still maybe one or two players to be brought in, but I don’t think there’s going to be too much more work done.”
Last season saw Xisco’s side make their way out of the Championship and earn their promotion to the Premier League after finishing the 2020/21 season in second place with 91 points, winning 27 out of their 46 league games.
So far this summer, Watford have brought in players such as Imran Louza, Danny Rose, Josh King, Emmanuel Dennis, Mattie Pollock and Ashley Fletcher, whilst also letting some players leave the club as well (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Adam Leventhal’s comments on Watford’s summer transfer window…
Taking into account the incoming and outgoing transfers that have already taken place at Watford this summer, it certainly suggests to us that the club are doing all they can to give the squad the best possible season in the Premier League so they don’t fall back down to the Championship.
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Moving forward, in our view, given the number of centre-forwards (9) and central-midfielders (8) that Watford currently have in their squad, perhaps the club’s next steps should be to start trimming the number of players they currently have in these positions and focus on bringing in players in positions that they don’t have many of, such as left and right-wingers – so these are perhaps the kind of arrivals Leventhal is expecting.