Watford’s fortunes would really turn around if they land this 22-year-old midfield star in January

Why Watford should make a move for Mady Camara in January

Back in May, a report from Evening Standard had claimed Watford were interested in signing Olympiakos midfielder Mady Camara. In the end, a move didn’t materialise during the summer transfer window.

Mady Camara, 22, only moved to Greece last summer from French second-tier outfit AC Ajaccio. He had an impressive debut season with Olympiakos, bagging six goals and an assist in 24 league outings. The report adds that the Guinean international was keen on signing for Watford but decided to stay put at Olympiakos.

The midfield enforcer was rewarded with a new contract in January – although its length was not extended past its current expiry of June 2023. Despite Mady Camara having a contract until 2023, Watford must rekindle their interest in him once the transfer window reopens in January.

It has been shambles for Watford so far in the new campaign, with the Hertfordshire-based club yet to win a game. They are rooted at the bottom of the table and are already looking like the favourites to get relegated from the top-flight.

Quique Sanchez Flores, who was re-appointed by the Hornets at the expense of Javi Gracia, is already under tremendous pressure and the Spaniard needs to quickly find ways to start winning games.

Flores clearly needs reinforcement in every area of the pitch and that can only happen if he manages to keep himself at the helm of Watford until January.

Addressing the defensive problems has to be a priority as the Hornets have conceded 20 goals. The midfield is also an area of concern, with the double-pivot of Abdoulaye Doucoure and Etienne Capoue having not worked at all this term.

Another ball-winner in the middle of the park would work well for a struggling Watford side that just cannot stop leaking goals at the moment. With that in mind, Mady Camara would be a good fit at the Vicarage Road.

Camara has been brilliant for Olympiakos, dictating games from a deeper midfield role. The Guinean, despite being just 22 years old, has shown incredible maturity in his game. His positional awareness in the midfield combined with his eye for a pass and ability to score goals would make him an asset for Watford.

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He could be the player to operate from the deepest role in the midfield in the 4-3-3 formation if Flores decides to alter his system. Truly, Camara has the qualities to thrive in the Premier League.

Verdict

Watford will have a real gem on their hands if they can manage to convince Olympiakos to sell Camara during the January transfer window. 

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Written by Rohan Sengupta

Hi, I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7.

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