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Watford linked with Olympiacos right-back Omar Elabdellaoui

Olympiacos right-back Omar Elabdellaoui has emerged as a surprise target for Watford in the winter transfer window.

According to the football transfer rumours in British Media (Daily Mail), Watford are linked with Olympiacos right-back Omar Elabdellaoui.

The Norway international has joined Olympiacos from Eintracht Braunschweig on a free transfer in July 2014. The 25-year-old has a valid contract with Olympiacos until June 2018.

Omar Elabdellaoui made 69 appearances across all competitions for Olympiacos, scoring 4 goals and supplying 5 assists in return.

The 25-year-old is considered to be the best right-back in Norway.


Omar Elabdellaoui
Omar Elabdellaoui


Omar Elabdellaoui has represented Norway at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-21 and Under-23 level, winning 52 caps and scoring 5 goals, before making his senior international debut in August 2013. As a member of Norway national football team, Omar Elabdellaoui has won 26 caps.

Marco Silva wants to sign a new right-back this winter and Omar Elabdellaoui is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The Norway captain is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Marco Silva wants to target in the winter transfer window.

Marco Silva is a long term admirer of Omar Elabdellaoui and believes he can get the most out of the Norway international.




Watford will be in the market for just a handful of statement signings this winter who can improve the first-team.

The right-back can also play as a right midfielder, offering Marco Silva a different option should he change his formation at Watford.

According to the report in British Media, Watford manager Marco Silva wants to sign Norway captain Omar Elabdellaoui. The talented 25-year-old Olympiacos right-back has worked with Silva previously last season in Hull City. The Norway captain is out of contract next summer and free to talk to foreign clubs from January with Huddersfield Town also showing interest plus Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Spartak Moscow and Stuttgart.


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