Despite not having scored any goals or made any assists since signing for Watford this summer, there’s still a reason why André Carrillo would be impressing at the club.
Brought in from Benfica on a one-year loan deal, the player’s contract includes a buying clause, which can be activated by the Hornets whenever they want to.
And on Tuesday, Portuguese newspaper Record reports the club is thinking about it. In a story detailing all the millions which Benfica should make soon, the Peruvian international is included in the list.
They claim Carrillo ‘has been catching the attention’ of Watford, and that means that they can advance with €15m.
It’snot made clear if the €15m would be a bid or the buying option. Because there’s been a bit of a disagreement regarding the player’s contract.
While outlets like A Bola and O Jogo both claimed that the option is €20m, Record has always said €15m, and that’s probably what they’re referring to today.
But with Carrillo failing to impress that much, couldn’t Marco Silva’s side try to lower that price? That would make a lot of sense, and even more in case the clause is really €20m and they are bidding €5m less.