Report: Watford target Steven Berghuis leaves training camp ahead of finally completing switch from AZ Alkmaar

The Dutch under-21 international should be a Watford player by the weekend.

Watford transfer target Steven Berghuis has left AZ Alkmaar’s training camp today after his club finally agreed a fee with The Hornets over his move to the Premier League, report Dutch paper De Telegraaf.

They claim that AZ have finally relented on a deal for the player, which will however be in excess of €6 million (£4.2 million), more than the £3.5 million previously mentioned.

Watford’s interest in the player has been far from a secret.

It was reported by The Guardian over a week ago that Watford had agreed a move with the player but that haggling was still taking place over the price they would pay for the player.

The player himself even spoke about the move. He told De Telegraaf earlier this week that his current club had ‘assured’ him that they would not stand in the way of a move to Hertfordshire.

The 23-year-old winger is a Dutch under-21 international and has shone for his current club in recent times.

His signing would be another excellent piece of business from Watford this summer. They have already snapped up the likes of Etienne Capoue, Valon Behrami, Miguel Britos and Jurado – with plenty more set to arrive.

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