Premier League side are almost set to lure French forward M’Baye Niang from Serie A giant AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.
The club has struggled to get the goals this term with strikers firing blank. Watford want Niang on a temporary deal to see if he would fit the culture and needs of the club.
The loan deal is reportedly in the range of £1 million or less but the whole package would include an option of buying during the summer if he impresses. Watford would have to pay as much as £13.6 million of the want him at the end of the season.
Niang would be in England for medicals and tests on Thursday. The player already agreed personal terms with the struggling top flight football club.
Niang has been linked to Everton, Crystal Palace and West Ham in England and Genoa as he struggled this term at Milan. The player has scored just three times after 18 games and is rumoured to be largely not comfortable with his stay at the San Siro.
The 22-year old is talented and can play anywhere in the front line. He has not been able to blend well with Vincenzo Montella this season. The coach is expected to release to clubs that reach their valuation. He openly admitted that they were no longer comfortable with the results the player was churning.
“I don’t like the attitude that he showed when he came on against Torino, and he acknowledged that. He’s done more in the past, as he would also admit. If he stays here, we’ll try again. If he goes elsewhere, then I hope he succeeds,” Montella was quoted to have said about the situation.
Niang is willing to move to the Premier League to replace the misfiring forwards.