Watford, who currently sit in 10th place of the English Premier League table, are on the move to strengthen their squad this January transfer window. The club aim to take advantage of the open transfer window to continue their assault up the league standings and have identified their midfield as one key area of the field they need to add more quality reinforcements at and mitigate the toll of injuries at the position.

According to numerous reports, the Hornet’s manager Marco Silva has zeroed in on Sunderland’s Gabon international midfielder Didier Ndong as the guy he wants to deepen his midfield options. The injury to Will Hughes in the Watford midfield have made it necessary to search for other alternatives, and a young player with Premier League experience may be the one to fit the bill.

The reports suggest that Watford have already submitted an enquiry for Ndong’s services and remain hopeful that they can land the 23 year-old Gabon native for only £8 million this January. Ndong has not featured much for Sunderland in the past couple of months, so a move away from Sunderland to Watford is a realistic move that can satisfy all parties involved.

Whether £8 million is enough to prize away Ndong from a club that bought him for £13.6 million in the summer of 2016 remains to be seen. Only time will tell, but expect more and more details on the proposed transfer as the January transfer window rumbles along.

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