Report: Abdennour snubbed Everton and Newcastle but may join Watford

Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona dribbles Aymen Abdennour of Valencia CF before scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Valencia CF at Camp Nou...

Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour previously rejected Everton and Newcastle as he did not want to play in England, but might now join Watford.

The future of Aymen Abdennour still seems to lie away from current club Valencia, but exactly where remains a mystery as Watford are the latest club to join the chase - according to the Mirror.

The centre-back has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Mestalla Stadium and the Hornets are prepared to pay £2m to take Abdennour on a season-long loan, with the option of a £9m permanent deal next summer.

Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona dribbles Aymen Abdennour of Valencia CF before scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Valencia CF at Camp Nou...Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona dribbles Aymen Abdennour of Valencia CF before scoring his team's third goal.

Apparently, after new manager Marco Silva has already overseen the addition of five new signings this summer, the Portuguese has now made the defender his top priority in the transfer market.

If Abdennour were to move to Vicarage Road, this may irk both Everton and Newcastle United, with Spanish publication AS reporting the Premier League duo were previously snubbed by Abdennour because the Tunisia international wanted to move to France.

At that time Marseille appeared to be the Los Che star's most likely destination, something which talkSPORT backed up a month later when they said Leicester City and Southampton had also joined the chase.

Still no move has materialised on any front, but having rejected a move to England in the past, joining up with Silva's men would signal a surprising turn of events.

Tunisia's defender Aymen Abdennour heads the ball during a training session in Libreville on January 25, 2017 during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament taking place in...Tunisia's defender Aymen Abdennour heads the ball during a training session.

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