Currently loaned to Udinese after being bought for around £8m by Watford last year, Sven Kums isn’t going to stay at Vicarage Road for much longer, as he plans to return to Belgium with Anderlecht.
Speaking to the press, relayed by DH, on Sunday, the midfielder is expected to sign with the Jupiler Pro League champions this week, as he explained it is a ‘childhood dream’ of his to do so.
The player admitted he had the choice of either returning to Gent, or going to Anderlecht, the club he left in 2008, and admitted to choosing the latter purely as a football decision, because they’ll be playing Champions League next year.
Presumably brought in to help fill the gap left by Youri Tielemans, the Hornets’ midfielder also explained that ‘had I chosen money, I would have stayed at Watford’.
Whether Marco Silva would have liked to keep Kums, we’ll probably never know, since it appears the Watford man has made his mind up, with a World Cup spot to play for in Belgium’s squad next season.
Expected to sign a five-year contract with Anderlecht, Kums did add: “They (Watford) are ready to let me go, but only on certain conditions… Maybe an agreement will be found this week”.
Kums is on the move, and Watford are likely to want most of their money back for him, a transfer that mostly seems to have been a Pozzo special, trying to help Udinese with Watford’s money.