Premier League outfit Watford barely managed to evade the clutches of the relegation zone last season in the English top division. The Hornets could merely cultivate a 17th place finish in the league table and in order to ensure that they refrain themselves from flirting with the relegation zone in the 2017-18 campaign, they have to uplift their productivity substantially.
Marco Silva isn’t unfamiliar to the animosity which the Premier League would have on offer once again and thus, he has already done a lot of needful chores in order to fill his arsenal. Silva has already lured the likes of Nathaniel Chalobah, Tom Cleverly, Will Hughes, Kiko Femenia and Daniel Bachmann to Vicarage Road in his overhauling process. However, he is far from over as far as his summer recruitments are concerned.
One of the latest reports to have surfaced has linked Liverpool’s out of favour fullback Alberto Moreno with a move to Watford. Moreno could garner merely 2 starts in the Premier League last season under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp. Despite impressing Klopp in the pre-season games, the Spaniard is likely to fall behind in the pecking order for the left-back slot owing to the availability of James Milner and the incoming of Andrew Robertson to Anfield this summer.
In order to boost his chances of earning more game time, Moreno might be personally vouching for an outlet and with the apparent interest from the Golden Boys, he might ponder upon a move. The 25-year-old emerged from the youth ranks of Sevilla and gained plenty of first team experience before making a switch to Liverpool three seasons ago for a fee which is believed to be £12million.
Moreno’s strength basically revolves around his sheer attacking mindset and his pace and exemplary dribbling skills make him an appealing commodity. He is versatile enough and can be effectively stationed into the left midfield as well as on the left-hand side of the attacking midfield. Besides, he is a decent crosser of the ball and he does toil relentlessly up and down the pitch which tells us a lot about his work-ethic.
However, he isn’t very sound defensively and he has to work on this aspect considerably. Watford are looking for a player of some repute with Premier League experience and Moreno fits the bill. The scenario is pretty much against him at this stroke of hour and a move to Watford might enable him in reshaping his career as working under Silva could be a huge impetus for him in upping his calibre.