Exclusive: Watford plot raid to sign highly-rated defender after impressing Javi Gracia
EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke
Watford are plotting a move for highly-rated Spanish defender Pedro Porro from Girona, Football Insider understands.
Porro is highly-regarded in his homeland after impressing for Girona in La Liga last season.
A source at Watford has told Football Insider that Javi Gracia is a big admirer of the 19-year-old having watched him in action and that the club are looking to strengthen their squad with his capture.
The 19-year-old, made 34 appearances in all competitions for Girona last term, chipping in with one goal and four assists and his performances have brought him to the attention of a number of clubs across Europe.
Porro, who can play at right-back or right wing-back, has been linked with several of Girona’s La Liga rivals, but now Watford are ready to offer him the chance to move to the Premier League.
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Kiko Femenia was Gracia’s first choice on the right-hand side of defence last season, playing 34 times across all competitions, while fellow Spaniard Marc Navarro acted as his back-up at Vicarage Road.
In other Watford news, it can be REVEALED that the club are in talks over selling one of their attacking talents for over £17million.