You might have seen it here and there, but Ike Ugbo, currently on loan at Cercle Brugge, is catching the eye.
The Chelsea striker, sent to Belgium to get some regular game time, has scored 16 goals in 32 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League this season, and that form hasn’t gone unnoticed.
A long list of interested teams were revealed by Goal a while back, and AllNigeriaSoccer.com are now claiming Watford have now ‘started talks about getting him on board’, although they face ‘stiff competition’ from others, such as Fulham, AS Monaco and Racing Genk.
Not only that, but CSKA Moscow ‘have tested the waters’ for the Chelsea loanee, although Ugbo ‘has not yet accepted their offer’.
Cercle Brugge currently ‘hold the right of first refusal’ when it comes to the striker, having inserted an option to buy, with it made clear by the website that should they do that, ‘it could give Monaco the advantage’, as they are an affiliated side of theirs.
Either way, it seems the Hornets, who have recently been promoted back to the Premier League, are considering making a move for the Chelsea player, clearly keen on ensuring they score enough goals next year to avoid another disappointing season in the top flight.
Whether Watford can lure Ugbo to Vicarage road remains to be seen, but if he wants to prove himself in England’s highest tier, perhaps this would be a great move for him.