Abdi open to Watford switch

Almen Abdi has confirmed that talks have opened about a permanent switch to Watford from parent club Udinese.

Last Updated: 11/02/13 at 13:35 Post Comment

Almen Abdi: In talks over a possible permanent move to Watford

Almen Abdi: In talks over a possible permanent move to Watford

The midfielder was one of 10 players to arrive from the Serie A side last summer shortly after the Hornets' takeover by the Pozzo family, who control both clubs as well as Spanish side Granada.

Abdi has proved a successful addition having made 24 league starts and scored eight goals, the third highest among Watford's ranks behind 19-goal top scorer Matej Vydra, another Udinese loanee who is also in talks to turn his season-long stay into a permanent deal.

Abdi, 26, is giving little away as to the progress of the discussions, but told the Watford Observer: "Yes (talks have started) but I can't say anything about it at the moment. We have talked a little bit.

"Of course I like the football, I like being near London, I like the club and the guys here but I can't say anything because it is too early."

Watford are currently third in the Championship and out of the automatic promotion places on goal difference.

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