Lump all your money on Sheffield Wednesday going up: Watford fans react to Almen Abdi exit talk

Watford fans before FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace

Reports claim Sheffield Wednesday in pole position to land the Watford midfielder.

Watford fans before FA Cup semi-final against Crystal PalaceWatford fans before FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace

You can learn a lot about a potential new signing by gauging the reactions of his current club's fans.

And if the assessment of those of a Watford persuasion is anything to go by, Sheffield Wednesday would be getting a damn good one in midfielder Almen Abdi.

Almen Abdi scores the first goal for Watford from a free kickAlmen Abdi scores for Watford against Aston Villa

Reports emanating from Sky Sports on Monday evening suggest the Owls are favourites to land the Switzerland international, who it is claimed does not feature in the plans of new boss Walter Mazzarri.

A few minor outlets have since carried the story, though having heard nothing as yet from the more reputable likes of the Watford Observer, Sheffield Star and BBC local radio, it's perhaps best to err on the side of caution for now.

Abdi, who's been at Vicarage Road since 2012, played 32 times in the Premier League last season and a signing of his calibre would be a real show of Wednesday's ambition.

However, given the Owls' fondness of former Watford players, their alleged pursuit is also extremely believable.

Hornets fans very extremely complimentary about Fernando Forestieri and Daniel Pudil upon their departures to Hillsborough a year ago.

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri celebrates after the gameFernando Forestieri has been a hit at Hillsborough

And while they once said the same about Martin Taylor, the following tweets surely bode well for Wednesday...

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