Spanish side Osasuna have already been in contact with Watford striker Cucho Hernández about a move this summer.
That’s according to Noticias de Navarra, who back up claims from yesterday that Osasuna were eyeing up the Watford man following their relegation to the Championship.
Diario de Navarra reported that the club’s management have Hernández on a list of potential signings as they look to ‘reinforce’ their forward line.
Noticias back that up and say they have already been in contact with the player’s agents to ‘know his situation’ and discuss a ‘possible incorporation’ next season.
They explain that he is indeed on a list of strikers they are looking at and that Watford are aware of their desire to take him on loan.
Osasuna are looking to take advantage of Watford’s relegation, with its felt they will be shipping out numerous players this summer as the club’s directors look to go in a different direction.
They also want to utilise the excellent relationship they have with the Hornets after Pervis Estupiñan’s successful loan deal at the club this season to their advantage.
He’s returning to Vicarage Road with a ‘much higher market value’ than when he left, and Osasuna’s idea is that Hernández could do the same by going there this year.
That, of course, would be ideal for Watford, who could look to sell him for a massive profit next summer, which is what they are likely to do with Estupiñan this year.
Osasuna have another ace up their sleeve too, and that is Hernández’s relationship with Chimy Ávila, who he played alongside at Huesca.
Diario believe that ‘could ease the difficulties’ in any negotiations, although ultimately the decision will lie with Watford, who have plenty of work to do in this transfer window.