Needing a defensive midfielder during the January transfer window, Watford had a bit of a look around Europe to see who they could get in for relatively cheap.

Eventually settling for Sunderland’s Didier Ndong on loan with a view to buy at the end of the season, the Hornets also took an active interest in Marseille’s André Zambo Anguissa, one of the rising stars of the efficient Ligue 1 team.

The 22-year-old defensive midfielder has quietly made a spot for himself in Rudi Garcia’s team, and La Provence, the local newspaper, explain that a number of clubs, including Watford, are still monitoring his progress.

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Joining the likes of Newcastle and West Ham, Javi Gracia’s side are said to be supervising him ‘regularly’, suggesting the interest will still be there in the summer when the next transfer window opens.

However, Marseille appear to be in no rush to sell the Cameroon international, especially since they often rely on two defensive midfielders, partnering him next to Luiz Gustavo.

It would take a lot to convince them, and even a hefty eight figure bid might not be enough.