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The List 2017. 22/05/2017

Posted by Matt Rowson in Thoughts about things.

Let it not be said that we’re glad that’s all over…  but here’s your summer list of players linked with the Hornets since the close of the January window, a list that will be kept up to date throughout the summer so bookmark if you Like This Sort Of Thing.  A very low bar of credibility is employed, but a mere “I think Watford should sign…” falls below it.

* Indicates player linked in previous windows

January 2017 List / Summer 2016 List / January 2016 List / Summer 2015 List

Running Total: 123


Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield)
Alban Lafont (Toulouse)
Tom Cleverley (Everton)*                                                               – SIGNED
M’Baye Niang (Milan)*                                              – joined Torino on loan
Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea)*                                                     – SIGNED
Allan (Napoli)
Mario Lemina (Juventus)*                                           – joined Southampton
Stephan el Shaarawy (Roma)
Kiko Femenía (Alaves)                                                                     – SIGNED
Jorge Segura (Envigado)                                                                 – SIGNED
Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon)
Fred Onyedinma (Millwall)
Hamza Mendyl (Lille)
Patrik Schick (Sampdoria)                                        – joined Roma on loan
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)*
Tom King (Millwall)
Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina)*
Andrea Ranocchia (Inter)*
Marten de Roon (Middlesbrough)                                         – joined Atalanta
Vito Mannone (Sunderland)                                                    – joined Reading
Sofyan Amrabat (Utrecht)                                                   – joined Feyenoord
Steve Cook (Bournemouth)
Eldin Jakupović (Hull City)                                                   – joined Leicester
Francesco Acerbi (Sassuolo)
Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ67)
Mattia Destro (Bologna)*
Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona)
David Stockdale (Brighton)                                       – joined Birmingham City
Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht)*                      – joined Tianjin Teda on loan
Lee Grant (Stoke City)
Mirko Valdifiori (Torino)
Orestis Karnezis (Udinese)                                               – SIGNED ON LOAN
Jeison Murillo (Inter)                                                – joined Valencia on loan
Marcel Tisserand (Ingolstadt)*                              – joined Wolfsburg on loan
James McCarthy (Everton)
Alexandre Mendy (Guingamp)                                             – joined Bordeaux
Nicolas Pépé (Angers)*                                                                   – joined Lille
Omar Colley (Genk)
Florin Andone (Deportivo La Coruña)
Kamil Grosicki (Hull City)
Omar Elabdellaoui (Olympiacos)*
Martin Cáceres (Unattached)                                                     -joined Lazio
Marcel Heller (Darmstadt)                                                   – joined Augsburg
Mamadou Coulibaly (Pescara)                                             – joined Udinese
Ferland Mendy (Le Havre)                                                         – joined Lyon
Ismaïla Sarr (Metz)                                                                    -joined Rennes
Sam Johnstone (Manchester United)                    – joined Aston Villa on loan
Rekeil Pyke (Huddersfield Town)                            – joined Port Vale on loan
Steve Mounié (Montpellier)                                           – joined Huddersfield
Davide Santon (Inter)*
Duván Zapata (Napoli)                                         – joined Sampdoria on loan
Dennis Aogo (Schalke)                                                           – joined Stuttgart
Rajiv van la Parra (Huddersfield)
Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht)
Giovanni Simeone (Genoa)                                                – joined Fiorentina
Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal)                                                      – joined West Brom
Fernando Forestieri (Sheff Wednesday)
Yannis Sourdis (Panathinaikos)
Tom Huddlestone (Hull City)                                      – joined Derby County
Will Hughes (Derby County)                                                             – SIGNED
Norberto Neto (Juventus)                                                    – joined Valencia
Saphir Taïder (Bologna)*
Adrien Silva (Sporting Lisbon)
Josh Tymon (Hull City)                                                      – joined Stoke City
Juan Camilo Zuñiga (Napoli)*
Lazar Marković (Liverpool)*
Kenedy (Chelsea)*
Joshua Brenet (PSV)
Sebá (Olympiacos)
Sébastien Corchia (Lille)                                                          – joined Sevilla
George Friend (Middlesbrough)
Andy Robertson (Hull City)                                                 -joined Liverpool
Daniel Bachmann (Unattached)                                                         – SIGNED
Rodrigo Aguirre (Udinese)
Hernán Pérez (Espanyol)
Joe Hart (Manchester City)                                – joined West Ham on loan
Vicente Iborra (Sevilla)*                                                      – joined Leicester
Lorenzo Crisetig (Bologna)
Rafael Toloi (Atalanta)
Ashley Fletcher (West Ham United)                         – joined Middlesbrough
Pepe Reina (Napoli)
Ryan Fredericks (Fulham)
Ivan Strinić (Napoli)                                                              – joined Sampdoria
Grégoire Defrel (Sassuolo)                                             – joined Roma on loan
Randell Williams (Unattached)                                                           – SIGNED
Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest)                 – joined Middlesbrough
Christian Cueva (São Paulo)
André Carrillo (Benfica)                                                      – SIGNED ON LOAN
Jordan Ferri (Lyon)
Lucas Tousart (Lyon)
Max Gradel (Bournemouth)*                                     – joined Toulouse on loan
Maxwell Cornet (Lyon)
Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon)                                                          – joined Monaco
Gabriel Kunda Jr (Unattached)
Aymen Abdennour (Valencia)                                   – joined Marseille on loan
Adam Phillips (Unattached)                                            – joined Norwich City
Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal)*                             – joined Birmingham City on loan
Karl Toko Ekambi (Angers)
Aaron Lennon (Everton)
Serdar Tasci (Spartak Moscow)
Richarlison (Fluminense)                                                                    – SIGNED
Bacary Sagna (Unattached)
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Manchester United)                  – joined Palace on loan
Andre Gray (Burnley)                                                                           – SIGNED
Alberto Moreno (Liverpool)
Emre Mor (Borussia Dortmund)                                            – joined Celta Vigo
Christopher Rocchia (Marseille)
Ashley Young (Manchester United)*
Miquel Nelom (Feyenoord)
Olarenwaju Kayode (Austria Vienna)                            – joined Manchester City
Héctor Herrera (Porto)
Lovre Kalinić (Gent)
Islam Slimani (Leicester City)
Jeroen Zoet (PSV)
Guido Carrillo (Monaco)
Abdul Majeed Waris (Lorient)
Jota (Brentford)                                                          – joined Birmingham City
Marvin Zeegelaar (Sporting Lisbon)                                                      – SIGNED
Molla Wagué (Udinese)*                                                     – SIGNED ON LOAN
Nico Gaitan (Atlético Madrid)
Jozo Šimunović (Celtic)
Aleksandar Dragović (Bayer Leverkusen)                   – joined Leicester on loan
Miguel Borja (Palmeiras)

Valon Behrami (Sion, Udinese*)                                          – joined Udinese
Troy Deeney (West Brom, Everton*, West Ham*, Newcastle, Leicester*)
Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord)*                                             – joined Feyenoord
Christian Kabasele (Anderlecht)*
Stefano Okaka (Udinese, Olympiacos, Shanghai Shenhua, Everton, West Brom, Sevilla)
Isaac Success (West Ham, Crystal Palace, Leganes, Hull City)
Sven Kums (Anderlecht)                                                      – joined Anderlecht
Dion Pereira (Newcastle, West Ham, Brighton, Reading)
Costel Pantilimon (Anderlecht, West Brom)               – joined Deportivo on loan
Tommie Hoban (QPR, Bolton, Sheffield United)
Obbi Oularé (Beşiktaş*, Anderlecht, Royal Antwerp)
.                                                                               – joined Antwerp on loan
Nordin Amrabat (Galatasaray, Deportivo La Coruña, Málaga, Girona)
.                                                                               – joined Leganes on loan
José Holebas (Fenerbahçe)*
Adalberto Peñaranda (Deportivo La Coruña, Roma, Leganes)
Ben Watson (Sunderland, Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest)
Abdoulaye Doucouré (Toulouse)
Miguel Britos (Sparta Prague)
Sebastian Prödl (Fenerbahçe)
Giedrius Arlauskis (CFR Cluj)                                             – joined CFR Cluj
Étienne Capoue (Milan, Lyon)
Mauro Zárate (Vélez Sarsfield)
Craig Cathcart (Fulham)
Jerome Sinclair (Sheffield United)



1. Goldenboy60 - 23/05/2017

I personally would hope we keep Success. That lad has got immense talent, and i believe he needs consistent game time to really come of age. I feel he never really got a good run of games to learn and get more confident. I certainly do not think that Mazzarri got the best out of him. Can you imagine what GT would have got from him. I feel he could b the best wide player we have had since the days of Cally and Digger.

PEDantic - 23/05/2017

I absolutely agree he should have had a run of games way before now. I would actually have like to see him given a try as a central speed merchant playing off Deeney, a la Vydra, once Zarate was injured. I have no idea if he would have the composure to finish chances off but a better bet than Niamh there I think. (He has a very long way to go to match Callaghan or Barnes however…)

2. Alan Ahern - 02/06/2017

I agree – just the type of player that centre halves would hate running at them.

He’s fast and he’s a unit – centre halves nightmare. In my opinion would be more effective playing down the middle rather than wide.

Goldenboy60 - 18/07/2017

Apologies for late reply and I so agree with you….. Yes of course he is a way off the likes of Cally and Barnes, but he is young and learning, and perhaps slightly different as well. He is strong, direct and a real handful. I think he can also play through the middle too. It will be interesting to see if Silva can get the best out of him, because he could be top class in my opinion.

3. joe bannister - 05/09/2017

quite the pointless addition, but I also saw Deeney linked with Birmingham and Leeds in August.

Matt Rowson - 05/09/2017

Yeah… again, the fluid credibility barrier comes into play here. The Leeds links came pretty exclusively from HITC, which is an absolutely nonsense site the content of which seems to suggest players that Leeds should sign. Playing to a niche audience, I suspect. Point is, it was “should sign” rather than “have been linked to”. So I excluded it.

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