The Hornets are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems in the transfer window.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Watford have joined the hunt for Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong.
Blackburn spent 1.9 million euros to sign the England international from Newcastle United in the summer of 2018. The 24-year-old has one year left on his current contract which expires in 2022.
The striker banged in 29 goals and provided 5 assists in 43 matches last season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 24-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.
Armstrong has represented England at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 54 caps and scoring 31 goals.
He will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Blackburn last term.
By the club’s own admission, Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong is Watford’s number one transfer target.
The Watford manager has been impressed by his performances last season and could make a move this summer.
The Hornets are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Armstrong is a traditional number nine, having all types of finishes in his locker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Xisco’s side.
According to the report, “Watford are moving for Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong. The Sun says Watford want to tempt Blackburn by offering cash plus striker Andre Gray. The Hornets have joined Southampton in the chase for the in-demand striker. Armstrong, 24, is valued at £25million by Rovers despite being in the final year of his contract. Watford hope Blackburn will fancy hitman Gray, 30, as part of the deal. Gray made his name with Burnley and now finds himself out of favour at Vicarage Road. But Rovers have said they want the cash instead. That is stalling any move because Saints were told the same despite being willing to trade fellow striker Michael Obafemi, 21.”
TOP FOOTBALL TRANSFERS
A big money bid from Watford could tempt Blackburn into selling their prized asset.
Adam Armstrong ideal fit for Watford?
If Armstrong is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Watford.
Adam Armstrong has all the skillset required to be a success story at Watford. Therefore, it makes sense for Xisco to step up his attempts to bring the England striker to Premier League side.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Watford.
It will be interesting to see if Watford can beat their rivals to the striker’s signature.
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Would Adam Armstrong be a good signing for Watford?
Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.