An update has emerged on Bruno Praxedes, regarding Watford’s interest in his services…
According to Spanish outlet Fichajes, Watford are one of three sides showing an interest in RB Bragantino midfielder Bruno Praxedes
The report claims Bayer Leverkusen and RC Lens are also keen on the Brazilian who is valued at around £12.8m (€15m) by Bragantino.
Xisco Munoz must sanction a January deal to sign the midfielder to bolster his squad heading into the second half of the season. He must convince the club to part ways with the £12.8m needed to secure his signature.
The 19-year-old already has plenty of experience playing at senior level, with 63 first-team appearances to his name to date. He played 47 times for Internacional before signing for Bragantino, where he has featured in 16 senior matches.
Along with this, Praxedes has also been capped by Brazil at youth level. This highlights the potential he has and why fans would love to see the club sign him. Supporters would be seeing their side invest in a promising young player who could have the quality to become a first-team star in the future under Munoz.
The last teenage talent Watford signed from Brazil was Joao Pedro and it is fair to say he has been a success at Vicarage Road. Pedro produced nine goals in 31 starts in the Championship last term, averaging an excellent WhoScored rating of 6.92, as Watford won promotion to the Premier League.
There is a precedence for players coming from that part of the world and thriving at Watford, with Richarlison – under a different manager – another example to call upon. Therefore, fans could be excited by the prospect of another promising Brazilian arriving at Vicarage Road and going on to achieve great things.
Watford must now ensure that they are able to beat Leverkusen and Rens to his signature in January. Enjoying a strong few months in the Premier League and being in a position where they can convince Praxedes that they will be staying up come the end of the campaign could be key, as the aforementioned duo could offer him top-flight football in Germany and France respectively.