Udinese have confirmed that Jens Stryger Larsen will ‘probably leave’ the Serie A outfit this summer with Watford and West Ham United keen on the Denmark international, as reported by Radio Marte, via Tutotmercatoweb.
The versatile wide man might not have begun Euro 2020 in Kasper Hjulmand’s starting XI but he certainly ended it as one of the first names on the Danish team-sheet.
Stryger Larsen’s energy and drive down the flanks, whether on the right or the left of the defence, quickly proved invaluable as the tournament’s dark horses lived up to their billing, running England close during a tense semi-final at Wembley.
With just one year left on Stryger Larsen’s contract, the 30-year-old should jump at the chance to leave a mid-table Serie A outfit for a fresh start elsewhere, having made a name for himself on the biggest of stages.
Could Denmark’s Euro 2020 star Jens Stryger Larsen move to Watford or West Ham?
Sky Sports reported this week that Premier League rivals Watford and West Ham are interested. As it stands, however, Stryger Larsen is expected to join Galatasaray for £3.5 million.
We can only assume he didn’t see the way the Turkish giants crashed and burned during their 5-1 Champions League qualification defeat to PSV Eindhoven in midweek.
“Stryger Larsen has a lot of interest. Galatasaray made a good offer,” said director Pierpaolo Marino, who has already seen Rodrigo de Paul leave Udinese for Diego Simeone’s La Liga champions Atletico Madrid this summer.
“He has a one-year contract and we have not renewed. He will probably leave but that is not necessarily the case.”
While Watford have been one of the busiest clubs in the summer window so far, bringing in seven players including Josh King and the £8.5 million Imran Louza, the same cannot be said about West Ham.
There are no new faces at the London Stadium, unless you count the former Celtic and Arsenal youngster Armstrong Okoflex.
19-year-old Okoflex is expected to play for Dmitri Halajko’s U23 side next term.