Xisco Munoz's Watford are busy preparing for the new Premier League season and Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock says there are a number of Horners stars who could be loaned out Seven or eight Watford players are being made available for loans this summer. That's according to Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock, who has claimed he has received a list of Hornets players who could all be heading out of Vicarage Road this summer.
Watford stories from the last week Watford welcomed supporters back to Vicarage Road last weekend with a 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion. It was one of four pre-season matches played in the last week, with behind-closed-doors defeats to Brentford and Arsenal giving the players chance to get more match fitness, as well as a trip to Steveange that ended in a 1-1 draw.
Watford have been linked with a move for Celta Vigo ace Okay Yokuslu recently, and he could be the man to replace Will Hughes should the 26-year-old leave Vicarage Road this summer. What’s the word? According to the Watford Observer, Yokuslu’s agent was at Watford’s training ground earlier this week in order to speak to sporting director Cristiano Giaretta, which suggests that a move could well be on the cards.
Watford are bookies favourites for Premier League relegation Watford will go into the 2021/22 Premier League season with a point to prove, with bookies making them favourites for relegation. Bookmakers SkyBet have odds of just 11/10 for the Hornets to go straight back to the Championship at the end of the upcoming campaign, although some other bookmakers have marked fellow promoted side Norwich City as the most likely to go down.
Watford are said to have not made a bid for Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong despite other reports stating otherwise, as per the Watford Observer. The Sun previously reported last weekend that the Hornets had bid £15 million for the player, with it being said that Blackburn rejected the offer.
Watford will be determined to make a positive start to the 2021/22 Premier League campaign when they face Aston Villa on August 14th at Vicarage Road. Having sauntered to a second-place finish in the Championship earlier this year, it will be fascinating to see how the Hornets will fare against some of the world's best teams in the coming months.
St Mirren star James McGrath wanted for Watford transfer – if Hornets miss out on Aberdeen star Lewis Ferguson
WATFORD have an eye on St Mirren’s attacking midfielder James McGrath if they fail in their efforts to sign Lewis Ferguson. The Hornets have seen two bids of up to £2million for Ferguson rejected by Aberdeen – and now the Premier League club have to decide if they are willing to pay any more for the 21-year-old.
Sonny Blu Lo-Everton hoping to get more minutes for Watford Sonny Blu Lo-Everton is hoping that his friendly match involvement with Watford is not the end of his first team involvement this season. The youngster has been regularly utilised by Xisco Munoz during pre-season matches, with the head coach assessing all available options before the campaign officially begins in just over two weeks' time.
Watford draw away at Stevenage in pre-season friendly Watford had to come from behind to draw 1-1 at Steveange in their second pre-season friendly in front of supporters. Jamie Reid made the most of a defensive mix-up in only the second minute of the game to fire the hosts into the lead but Ken Sema nodded home an equaliser shortly before half time.
Watford have reportedly seen another bid for Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong rejected, which is a blow to Xisco Munoz’s hopes of bringing him to Vicarage Road. What’s the word? According to The Sun, the Hornets have seen a fresh £15m bid turned down for the former Newcastle United marksman, who hit 28 goals in the Championship for Tony Mowbray’s side last season.
Watford stepped up their preparations for their return to the Premier League by taking on West Bromwich Albion in a pre-season friendly last weekend. Although the Hornets were unable to seal victory over Valerien Ismael's side, their players were able to make considerable strides in terms of their match fitness.
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TUESDAY’S BIG STORIES JT phone... who? It’s October 2021 and John Terry is still waiting for the first managerial sacking of the season in the Premier League or Championship. Patrick Vieira has ridden the storm at Crystal Palace despite a tough start with defeats to Chelsea, Brentford, West Ham, Tottenham and Liverpool, while Watford’s manager for the month Xisco Munoz (honestly had to Google that) has enjoyed a so-so start.
Xisco Munoz delighted to meet Watford supporters Covid-19 restrictions have, up to now, meant fans had to stay away from football grounds, but yesterday 3,612 of them entered Vicarage Road for the first time since December following the lifting of lockdown protocol. The head coach said it was emotional for him to finally say hello to those who will be supporting the team throughout next season.
Blackburn Rovers have reportedly rejected a bid of £15million from Watford for Adam Armstrong, according to The Sun. Armstrong had been in impressive form for the Lancashire-based side in the 2020/21 season, as they finished 15th in the Championship table, whilst under the management of Tony Mowbray.
Nottingham Forest’s pursuit of Philip Zinckernagel rests on Watford bringing in an attacking player to fill the Danish player’s place, according to John Percy. Forest were first linked with the 26-year-old, who only signed for Watford in the January transfer window, at the end of June by Football Insider, who claimed that the Reds’ interest was ‘concrete’.
Xisco Munoz to meet Watford fans for first time on Saturday Xisco Munoz has urged Watford fans to “give all your support” as he prepares to embark on his “dream” job of coaching in what he considers to be the best league in the world. Preparations are well underway for the Hornets’ return to the Premier League and Munoz will finally get a chance to meet the home fans this weekend when West Bromwich Albion visit Vicarage Road for a friendly.
It has already been an extremely busy summer of transfer business at Vicarage Road as Watford prepare for their imminent return to the Premier League. Keen to put his own stamp on the club's squad ahead of what will be his first full season in charge of the Hornets, manager Xisco Munoz has decided to sign eight new players.
Having sauntered their way to a second-place finish in the Championship earlier this year, it will be fascinating to see whether Watford are able to push on under the guidance of manager Xisco Munoz in the Premier League next season. The 40-year-old has decided to get his transfer business done early this summer in order to give the club's new arrivals time to gel with the rest of the squad.
Ahead of the 2021-22 campaign, Goal fans have had their say on the Hornets’ star they are excited to watch in the English topflight Former Galatasaray and Getafe midfielder Peter Etebo is the Nigerian on Watford’s books fans are most excited about seeing in the Premier League campaign next season.
Xisco Munoz pleased with Watford's pre-season wins Xisco Munoz has been impressed with his Watford players after they navigated their way through two more behind-closed-doors pre-season friendlies at the weekend. After beating Millwall at their training ground last week, two different Hornets XIs beat two sides from Colchester United, 2-1 and 2-0, and the head coach said it was a sign that his players were preparing for the upcoming Premier League campaign with the right attitude.