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Nottingham Forest and Watford are interested in £5.5 million centre-back Kevin Danso despite his underwhelming spell at Southampton, according to HSV24.

Even the most committed Saints fanatic would be forgiven for forgetting all about this 21-year-old Austrian international.

After all, Danso has not made a Premier League appearance since a defeat to Manchester City in November.

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In truth, however, things have looked grim for the one-time MK Dons youngster eversince he was subbed off at half-time during a 3-1 defeat at home to south coast rivals Bournemouth in November.

Danso, a ball-playing centre-half by trade, was asked to fill in at left-back that night by Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The experiment blew up in the face of a then under-pressure Saints boss however and, once Jack Stephens and Jan Bednarek had established themselves, Danso was out of the team and out of the picture.

“It’s difficult, the Premier League has a very high level,” Hasenhuttl would tell the Echo.

“He’s a young player still improving his game. He came in in a very difficult situation, the team was not really well balanced in that moment.

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“It was struggling in defence and not easy for him to come in. He has potential, good basic fundamentals and physical strength.”

Parent club Augsburg could now look to cash in on Danso and, according to reports in Germany, they are not short of offers.

Championship duo Nottingham Forest and Watford are interested, alongside Hamburg, though it remains to be seen whether the aforementioned trio are willing to meet his rather off-putting £5.5 million price-tag.

However, as fans of relegated Watford will tell you, defensive reinforcements are long overdue.

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