Watford have been linked with a move for Jens Stryger Larsen recently and given his impressive performances for Denmark at Euro 2020, he would surely be a good addition to Xisco Munoz’s side ahead of next season.
According to 90min, Watford have set their sights on signing the 30-year-old after he helped Denmark to the semi-final of the European Championships this summer and given that he currently plies his trade at Udinese, the Hornets are unlikely to encounter any difficulties in a potential deal due to the link between the two clubs.
Stryger Larsen was a regular in Kasper Hjulmand’s side this summer at right wing-back, making six appearances in total and producing superb displays in the wins against Wales and the Czech Republic in the knockout stages.
Whilst his performances in Serie A last season were much less impressive, as he averaged a poor 6.42 rating from WhoScored across his 33 appearances in the Italian top-flight, he is capable of playing in a number of positions in defence and midfield and would offer Munoz some valuable experience ahead of their return to the Premier League.
Given that the defender is currently valued at just £3.6m by Transfermarkt, this seems like a very low-risk transfer for Watford to complete and should it not work out, then the Pozzo family could always just send him back to Udinese next summer, so the move makes perfect sense from the Watford perspective.
The versatile Dane’s contract with Udinese is also set to expire at the end of next season, so it makes sense for the Serie A side to cash in on him now on the back of an impressive Euro 2020 campaign, rather than potentially losing him for nothing next summer.
Although Munoz already has two strong options at right-back in Kiko Femenia and Jeremy Ngakia, Stryger Larsen would be a great, experienced option for the Spanish manager to have next season, so sporting director Cristiano Giaretta should definitely look to bring him in.
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