Watford’s chances of swooping for Blackpool ace depend on one condition

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Watford have again been credited with an interest in Blackpool’s Josh Bowler.

The winger has been a hit with the Seasiders since joining them in June 2021.

Bowler, 23, has been linked with a move away from Bloomfield Road throughout this summer and his side will be praying they can keep hold of him between now and the end of the transfer window.

According to a report by The Sun, the Hornets are ‘interested’ in a swoop for him if they lose another forward.

Rob Edwards’ side have lost Emmanuel Dennis to Nottingham Forest but Ismaila Sarr and Joao Pedro remain at Vicarage Road for now.

Will Watford go in for Bowler?

If they were to lose another key player before the deadline on 1st September, then a move for Bowler isn’t beyond the realms of possibility for Watford.

The money would be there and he would fit the bill for the Hertfordshire club.

He has shown over the past 12 months that he is a top player at Championship level and chipped in with eight goals in the last campaign.

However, there will be plenty of competition from his signature, especially from the Premier League, and he is likely to cost a hefty sum.

The Sun’s report claim Blackpool are holding out for a fee of £4million, with top flight pair Nottingham Forest and Fulham mentioned as other suitors.

This is a story to keep an eye on over the coming days, with the Tangerines facing a battle to retain their key man’s services.

Bowler started out in the academies at Fulham, Aldershot Town and QPR before spending four years with Everton.

He never made a senior appearance for the Toffees though and was released a year after a loan spell away at Hull City.

Other news

In other Watford news, they have also been linked with AFC Wimbledon ace Ayoub Assal in a report by The Mirror.

The youngster is also said to be on the radar of QPR and an unnamed side from France.