It has been reported by the British tabloid that the newly-promoted Premier League outfit want at least two new central midfielders this summer, and the 32-year-old is one of them.
However, Watford will not be able to pay the former Newcastle United midfielder the £80,000-per-week salary he was getting at QPR, according to The Sun.
Watford or Leeds United?
If Barton has offers from Watford and Leeds, then he should choose the former, mainly because he will still get to play in the Premier League.
Leeds are one of the biggest clubs of England, but they are in the Championship and may not even make the playoffs next season.
Watford will be struggling for survival in the Premier League, but Barton, who is 32 years of age, will be playing in the world’s most popular domestic league week in and week out.