By Wayne Veysey

17th Jan, 2017 | 11:17am

Twitter reacts to speculation Max Gradel is on brink of £3m move

By Alex Stevens

Max Gradel is reportedly on the verge of a £3million move to Watford – and football fans on Twitter have given mixed verdicts on whether it is a good deal for the club.

The Mirror claim on their transfer blog on Tuesday (10.15am) that former Leeds and Leicester winger Gradel is close to agreeing the terms of a transfer from Bournemouth to their Hertfordshire-based top flight rivals.

Watford have swooped for the Ivory Coast wide man, 29, as they continue their revamp of a squad that has not fired in recent months.

Manager Walter Mazzarri has come under fire for failing to maintain the team’s strong start to the season but he was given the green light to sign Tom Cleverely from Everton last week and now intends to follow up with the capture of Bournemouth fringe man Gradel.

Twitter is torn on whether the former Leeds and St Etienne player is the right signing for Watford, with some fans believing he would be ideal to pep up the front line while others claiming they should not be buying from the reserve team of their mid-table rivals.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Gradel remains an immensely popular player among Leeds fans for his performances during his two-year spell at the club fro 2009 to 2011.

The Ivorian was the driving force behind their promotion from League One to the Championship, creating and scoring a considerable number of goals from his wide forward position.

Gradel was equally effective at St Etienne in the French top flight, where he spent four years from 2011 to 2015 before returning to England.

In other Leeds transfer news, the club have slapped a mega price tag on this first team star after Premier League giants expressed an interest in signing him this month.

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