Watford’s Steven Berghuis Set To Join Feyenoord For £6m

Watford’s Steven Berghuis Set To Join Feyenoord For £6m
Jul 28, 2017

News Watford

According to sources close to the club, Watford have accepted a bid of £6m from Feyenoord for Steven Berghuis. The Dutchman helped Feyenoord to the Eredivisie title last season whilst on a season-long loan, scoring eight goals during his time in Holland.

The 25-year-old will be their second most-expensive signing in the clubs history and Feyenoord fans have been wanting to grab hold of him as much as Watford fans have wanted to keep hold of him.

It makes you ask the question, why wasn’t he played? On 27 July 2015, Berghuis joined Watford for a fee of £4.6m and was never given a chance by Quique Sánchez Flores, who was rather stubborn and left him out the squad most matches – leaving Berghuis frustrated enough to force himself out the club.

Berghuis failed to make a Premier League start for Watford in the season he spent in England. The story of how one of the most talented players this club has seen in recent times was wasted. Steven Berghuis has proved his talent, however, there is a question if he suits the Premier League.

Marco Silva does not want to have players on his hands that are not committed to the club and who are not willing to working hard, saying he only wanted to keep “players who want to be here” and that players “must work hard”.

This isn’t the first case of players being wasted at Watford. Abdoulaye Doucouré was one of the best performers last season, yet it was not until December he was given enough minutes to cement his place in the team.


It is not enough to bring in quality players and not use them. Even if Marco Silva goes on to sell the player for a marginal profit. This transfer window needs to be about quality, not quantity, with the top players getting as many minutes as possible.

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