Rumour Reel: Hornets buzzing around deal for former Man Utd prospect Macheda
Lee Gormley | September 29, 2016
Coral’s rumour reel
The transfer window may be shut until January, but Premier League clubs are still on the lookout for players that can have an impact on their squad for the second part of the season.
Top-flight sides have some time to wait before the winter market, but it hasn’t stopped managers having a search around, as the domestic action continues into an exciting matchweek seven.
Watford make Macheda move
Walter Mazzarri’s Hornets seemed to be bouncing back from a poor start to the campaign when overcoming both West Ham United and Manchester United in succession, but they suffered another loss to Burnley last time out.
In a bid to bolster his attacking options in light of such indifferent form, Mazzarri is reportedly mulling over a deal for former Man Utd prospect Federico Macheda, who has been on trial at Vicarage Road since being released from Cardiff City.
The free agent, still only 25 years of age, is seemingly keen to remain in England after seeing a move to Serie A outfit Pescara fall through, and dispatched a penalty in his performance for the Hornets Under-23 team against Hull City.
So, as Watford make their move for Macheda, the former Old Trafford starlet will look to grasp another opportunity to make an impact and prolong his career in the top-flight under compatriot Mazzarri.
Red Devils target talented youth
Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils have been linked with a couple of promising youngsters for the January transfer window, including 18-year-old Swedish striker Jesper Karlsson and 16-year-old Brazilian Matheus Marcosi.
The former is currently plying his trade for Swedish club Falkenberg, with the talented teenager earlier admitting it is flattering to be linked with Man Utd, and he could soon be arriving at Old Trafford.
Samba Boys youth starlet Marcosi is reportedly set to arrive at the Red Devils for a trial, with the versatile Desportivo Brasil talent able to take up a role in defence or midfield, with his attributes catching the eye of Mourinho.
The Red Devils had also previously been tipped for a swoop for Southampton defender Jose Fonte, whose current contract situation with the Saints has supposedly hit a stumbling block, with plenty of possible deals on the horizon.
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