Watford adds from Roma, Palace, Brugge; Sends Mexico’s Layun on loan
The world is not enough for Watford.
Watford has added a trio of players, one each from the top flights of England, Italy and Belgium, and have also loaned Mexico back Miguel Layun to Porto and Matej Vydra to Reading, while Gabrielle Angella is off to QPR for a season-long loan.
The first add is 19-year-old Club Brugge striker Obbi Oularé, a Belgium U-21 player who has scored nine goals in 39 games for Brugge. At 6-foot-5, Watford will be hoping they’ve added the next, and bigger, Christian Benteke.
Next up, according to the BBC’s Geoff Doyle, is Colombian international Victor Ibarbo, who joins on loan from Roma pending a medical. The 25-year-old winger/second striker in the Clint Dempsey mold hasn’t scored in 10 appearances for i Lupi, and has one goal in 15 caps for Los Cafeteros.
Finally, the “Rocket Factory” is coming to Vicarage Road, as Algerian midfielder Adlene Guedioura will sign for Watford full-time after a pair of loan stints for the club. The powerful-shooting mid has a pair of goals in 32 caps for the African nation. The French-born 29-year-old is Algeria’s captain.