Manager of Watford target Anthony Mounier admits there is interest in his player

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The Frenchman is out of contract next summer, so Montpellier may consider a sale.

Earlier this week it was reported by the Watford Observer that the Hornets were keen on Montpellier winger Anthony Mounier.

The report claimed sources in France were suggesting that Watford were keen, along with Saint-Etienne and Genoa, in snapping up the 27-year-old Frenchman.

Now his boss has been speaking about his future.

Roland Courbis, head coach at Montpellier, is quoted by Le10 Sport as stating:

"When you're a player and you only have one year remaining on your contract, you may prolong or you are transferred.

"From the feedback I have, there are four or five clubs that are interested and will try to take him. We will try to replace his deal, which will not be easy. But not impossible."

It is clear then that the Montpellier supremo is well aware of interest in his player, formerly of Nice and Lyon. It is also clear he is planning to extend his deal, which expires next summer, to avoid the need to sell him this summer or risk losing him for free a year down the line.

Mounier, who has played 37 times this season scoring nine goals, would indeed be an dd signing from Watford.

The Frenchman is an out-and-out winger, which does not necessarily fit into the Hornets style of play under Slavisa Jokanovic.

However it could be the former Chelsea player knows the need for adaptability in the top flight and simply wants to ensure he has plenty of options in the Premier League.

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