Watford's Marco Silva has already been signing players to enhance the squad at Vicarage Road, but he could benefit further by adding a striker to give the team more goals.
While Marco Silva is surely aware that he has to make the right choices for a team that has seen nine managers come and go since the Pozzo family took control of Watford, he can't delay much longer in his search for a striker. He should consider bringing in a player he is familiar with – Abel Hernandez.
Hull City's Abel Hernandez has not had any interest in this transfer window, according to the Hull Daily Mail. The last season did not go well for him or Hull City but, in a different environment, he could do better.
Hull City's Abel Hernandez in action
Hernandez scored four goals in 2016-17, quite a drop from the 21 goals he managed in the Championship a year earlier. However, Hernandez struggled with a hernia and a torn hamstring, reports SkySports. This meant he only made 24 appearances last season for Hull City.
Silva will be aware of what Hernandez is all about and how to maximise his performances. Hernandez is sharp in the box and pacy enough to offer something different for Watford up front. In a team that is not looking over its shoulder at relegation, Hernandez might enjoy his football more.
Looking back on his time at Hull, Silva may well feel that Hernandez simply needs the right partner to score a hat-full of goals in the Premier League. Troy Deeney is a ready-made, powerful forward who could assist Hernandez, but speculation about his own future are another reason why Hernandez's arrival would be a sensible addition. Deeney is available for £25 million and Leicester City are interested, according to the Sun.
Hull City's Abel Hernandez shoots at goal
At 26-years-old there is time for Hernandez to make it back to the Premier League with Hull City, but Watford would be an ideal team for him to keep his Premier League experience going. He could work with a manager he already knows, and possibly with an experienced Premier League striker and captain in a team that know what it takes to survive in the top tier.