Lebo Mothiba's agent claims Watford interest in Strasbourg striker

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Stoke City at Vicarage Road on October 28, 2017 in Watford, England.

Watford's forward line is an area in which Javi Gracia could look to strengthen this summer.

Lebo Mothiba #12 of RC Strasbourg Alsace is thanking the RC Strasbourg Alsace fans after the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and RC Strasbourg at Parc des Princes on April 7,...

The agent of Strasbourg striker Lebo Mothiba has claimed Watford are interested in signing his client.

Mothiba has scored or made 15 goals in 39 games since his €4 million (£3.5 million) transfer from Lille a year ago.

But speaking to Soccer Laduma in the 23-year-old's native South Africa, Jihed Taniche insisted another move isn't on the cards unless either they or Strasbourg receive an offer too good to refuse.

"Lebo had a great first season with Strasbourg," he said. "So there's no surprise that there's been interest from other clubs. Watford in England are interested, but Lebo has just started the process for a French passport so unless there's an offer we or Strasbourg can't refuse then he will be staying here."

Lebo Mothiba of Strasbourg celebrates after scoring a penalty during the Ligue 1 match between Nantes and Strasbourg on May 24, 2019 in Nantes, France.

Soccer Laduma state that while a big-money transfer is likely to aid Mothiba's chances of securing the work permit required to play in English football, a French passport would guarantee him access.

Only one of Watford's recognised strikers, Troy Deeney (11), hit double figures for goals last season.

Troy Deeney of Watford during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on April 7, 2019 in London, England.

And the Hornets' forward line is an area in which Javi Gracia could look to strengthen this summer.

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