Date: 20th July 2021 at 5:45pm
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Watford journalist Adam Leventhal has been sharing some details concerning Hornets midfielder Will Hughes and his current situation at the club. 

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 ’s side.

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On the subject of Hughes, who has been linked with a move away from Vicarage Road this summer, Leventhal had this to say about his current situation.

He said: “Right at the beginning of the transfer window, there was always going to be the situation of extending his contract and we know that he’s had a five-year contract offered to him.

“At this point, as we are recording, that deal isn’t to his and his representative’s precise liking at the moment, but the discussions are ongoing and there is the potential for a resolution and for him to extend.”

Watford signed Hughes back in the 2017 summer transfer window from Championship club Derby County for a fee of £819 million (per Transfermarkt).

Since then, the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £6.3 million, has made 118 appearances for Watford across all competitions in which he has managed to score eight goals and provide 10 assists along the way.

TIF Thoughts on Adam Leventhal’s comments on Hughes’

The fact that it has been reported in a recent article from the Watford Observer that the club has offered Hughes, who is described as being a ‘pivotal part of the Hornets’ transformation’ under Xisco, shows that, alongside Leventhal’s information, the club value the midfield man highly and they want to keep him at the club despite interest from elsewhere.

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In our view, with Watford set to take part in the upcoming 2021/22 Premier League campaign, and the fact that Hughes has made more appearances for Watford than any other player under Xisco, there should be no concerns about his playing time next season if that is what is stopping the midfielder from signing a new deal at the club.

With Hughes’ current contract set to expire at the end of June next year, we feel that he should see out his current deal, see how Watford’s season goes and then make a decision on what he wants to do next.

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