Report: Watford will have to pay £17.7m for Fernando Muslera

Uruguay's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera runs with the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Egypt and Uruguay at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg on June...

Watford are reportedly keen on signing the Galatasaray goalkeeper.

Uruguay's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match Peru vs Uruguay, in Lima on March 28, 2017.

According to Turkish media outlet Sozcu, Galatasaray have slapped a €20 million (£17.7 million) price tag on the head of Watford target Fernando Muslera.

Turkish publication Fotomac reported last week that the 32-year-old stopper is a key target for the Hornets this summer, as Javi Gracia looks to provide more competition for Heurelho Gomes.

Uruguay's goalie Fernando Muslera takes part in a training session at the Puerto Azul Club field, in La Guaira, Venezuela on October 2, 2017, ahead of their FIFA World Cup 2018 South...

Muslera is an incredibly experienced goalkeeper, having made 443 combined career appearances for Montevideo Wanderers, Nacional, Lazio and Galatasaray.

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He has also earned an impressive 101 international caps for Uruguay, and that surely serves as evidence of his ability.

The Uruguayan is a truly top class goalkeeper, and would be a welcome addition to the Watford squad.

Fernando Muslera of Uruguay celebrates following his sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at Fisht Stadium on June 30, 2018 in...

Whether they are prepared to part with £17.7 million for someone on the wrong side of 32, though, remains to be seen, although in today's day and age, he probably still has a good four or five years ahead of him at the very highest level.

Muslera kept 13 clean sheets in 38 appearances for Gala last season, and his fine performances for Uruguay at this summer's World Cup have surely brought him to the attention of the Hornets.

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