Watford boss hints at potential departures following recent additions

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Watford are busy preparing for their return to the Championship.

It has been a summer of transition for the Hornets and they will be hoping new boss Rob Edwards is the man to guide them back to the Premier League.

The Hornets have a large squad still and their manager, who left Forest Green Rovers to take over at Vicarage Road, has suggested that the club will try and bring in some homegrown players now after some new signings from abroad recently.

To make this possible though, he has hinted some players ‘may’ have to move on in this window.

Edwards has said, as per a report by the Watford Observer:

“There is a lot hard work going on behind the scenes to work on that (bringing in players), and certainly one or two homegrown players will need to come in.

“Even then, it may mean we have to move on a couple of non-homegrown players. That will all be done jointly by me and the recruitment team.”

Watford arrivals

Watford have been bolstering their ranks and have signed strikers Vakoun Issouf Bayo and Rej Manaj from Charleroi and Barcelona to sharpen their attacking options.

They have 32 senior players in the squad now (as per Transfermarkt) and that number might have to be reduced.

Even though depth is important over the course of a 46+ game season, Edwards has a tough job on his hands to keep all his players happy and playing regularly.

Potential departures would free up space and funds which would be healthy for the club.

Promotion is no doubt the aim for the Hertfordshire outfit and they have a few friendlies to get through first before the start of the new campaign.

First up for Watford is a tricky home clash against Sheffield United on 1st August, followed by an away trip to West Beom.