Watford have had a shocking start to their Premier League season after failing to win any of their opening eight games. The Hornets are stuck at the bottom of the table and have already parted ways with Javi Gracia but there is no denying about the amount of incredible talent in their big squad.
Quique Sanchez Flores' side have a number of young players gunning for a start in the senior side but young goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg has unfortunately dropped down to fourth in the pecking order. Ben Foster is the club's undisputed first-choice while Heurelho Gomes' u-turning on his decision to retire has hurt the Swede's chances.
Daniel Bachmann's experience also puts him ahead of Dahlberg which has made it increasingly difficult for him to sit on the sidelines with little hope of getting a chance to play for the first team. This has forced the 20-year-old to look at his options elsewhere and he has revealed that he might move out on loan in January.
He said: "It feels like I need playing time and I haven't gotten that far. At the same time, there is not much to do when the windows are closed and then you have to make the best of the situation and be ready for January and see if there will be any kind of move then."
Dahlberg revealed that there were talks earlier in the summer for him to move away from Watford for regular playing time but the Hornets rejected the terms put in front of them by interested clubs.
"We tried to get a move and talked about it, but it was a difficult window for goalkeepers when quite a few moved. Sure there were some options, but the club was unwilling to agree to the terms offered. I will continue to train in a good environment, with high tempo and quality, but there are no match situations," he said.
A loan move would be brilliant for Dahlberg to get some much-needed experience under his belt. The young Swede has the potential to be a top-class goalkeeper in the coming years and a loan move would suit him as well as Watford on the long term.
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