Yesterday, reports from Portugal started claiming Watford have told Benfica of their intention to sign Andre Carrillo on a permanent deal.
A story from Record claimed that despite the €15m buying clause, which can activated at the end of the season, the Hornets would choose to negotiate a smaller fee instead.
Things would be quite advanced, because the player’s agent reportedly already met Benfica’s president at the Estádio da Luz to explain Carillo’s desire to stay in England.
Now today, Jornal de Notícias brings some information on the same case, but goes straight to the point.
Without mentioning any negotiations, they say ‘Carrillo is sold’, as Watford will use the buying option at the end of the season.
Manager Marco Silva would be happy with the player’s form an intends his club to pay the €15m when the time comes.
Now regarding Watford’s intention to negotiate or not, that’s obviously the claim from one newspaper against the other, so we really can’t take a side.
But if we were to predict, we’d say Benfica won’t make the Hornets’ life easy by giving the player for less than the buying clause.