Watford central midfielder Will Hughes has no intention of leaving Vicarage Road any time soon.
What’s been said?
That’s according to the 26-year-old himself, who, in a recent interview with The Athletic, claimed that he wants to extend his current deal with the Hornets, as well as has no plans to leave the club this summer – despite the report claiming there is likely to be interest in his services from a number of Premier League sides this summer.
He said: “I’m really happy here and settled back in the Premier League so there’s nothing better [and] that’s how I want it to remain. It’s as simple as that. There are no thoughts in my head about me moving elsewhere.”
When asked about extending his contract, Hughes added: “I’d like to, but that’s in my agent’s and the club’s hands. That’s not something I’m really concerned about and it’s not something that I’ve really thought about. I’ll give my all for Watford until my contract is up.”
Fans will be buzzing
So far this season, Hughes has impressed over his 29 appearances in the centre of the Watford midfield, with the 26-year-old scoring two goals and making an average of 1.2 interceptions, 1.9 tackles and 0.6 key passes per game, culminating in an average SofaScore match rating of 6.94 – ranking him as the club’s 12th-best performer in the second tier.
As such, the news that the £30,000-per-week ace is more than happy at Vicarage Road is likely to delight both Xisco Munoz and fans of the club alike, as both parties will be hoping that Hughes and the rest of the Watford team can ensure that the club remain at top-flight team come the end of next season.
And, with a player whose determination was dubbed an “important” part of his game by Marco Silva in the Watford team, it is undeniable that the Hornets stand a better chance of surviving the Premier League relegation zone than if Hughes were to move onto pastures new this summer.
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