Report: Watford enter race to sign Hull City’s Robbie Brady

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Watford now want to sign Brady, also linked with Aston Villa and West Brom.

Brady excelled for Hull towards the end of the 2014/15 season, despite their relegation to the Championship, and he has been linked with a return to the top flight this summer - with the Hull Daily Mail claiming Watford want to sign him.

The recently promoted side are the latest team to enter the race for his signature, following the Mirror claiming that Aston Villa want him, as well as the same media outlet reporting that West Brom are keen on his services.

No club has yet to place an offer for him, and Watford have sensed his availability, although they could be put off by his reported asking price. It was also the Mirror who stated last week Hull would only be tempted to sell one of their prize assets should they receive an offer of at least £10 million.

That is a large fee for any player, although Brady is still only 23-years-old, and holds valuable homegrown status which could prove vital to the Hornets, as they look to rebuild a squad ahead of the Premier League campaign.

He is also a versatile left-sided player, and his ability to play anywhere from left-back all the way up to a left-sided forward would interest Watford, seeing as they frequently alter between a 3-5-2 and flat-back four formation, whilst new head coach Quique Sanchez Flores favours a 4-2-3-1 system.

Due to the high valuation on his head, Watford may be unwilling to splash the cash on Brady, despite him appearing to be a perfect signing for the Hornets as they look to face the Premier League for the first time since 2006/07.

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