Watford refused to comment on their £2m bid for Manchester United midfielder Robbie Brady
Watford have refused to comment on their £2m bid for Manchester United midfielder Robbie Brady.
However, other sources have confirmed reports of the Hornets' bid, which was logged last week, are indeed true.
The Hull Daily Mail were the first publication to reveal Watford had attempted to secure the 20-year-old's services and the publication expect Brady to sign for the Tigers today, with Sunderland's David Meyler also set to move to the KC Stadium in a £1.5m move.
Brady has spent the majority of the last 18 months on loan at Hull during two separate spells. The Republic of Ireland international made 41 appearances last season, scoring three times, and after spending the beginning of the 2012/13 campaign back at Old Trafford, where he made his solitary United outing as a substitute in the Carling Cup, he has featured for Steve Bruce's Hull 12 times since he rejoined in November, with his only league goal of the season coming at Vicarage Road a month ago today.
News of Watford's £2m bid may come as a positive surprise to some Hornets supporters and could be seen as a sign of intent from the club's new owners the Pozzo family.
Watford made 16 summer signings but they included two free transfers and 14 loans, 12 of which came from the Pozzo's other clubs Udinese and Granada.
In the past Gino Pozzo has stated the Hornets would look to sign British-based players in the future but considering the club's large squad, a multi-million pound offer seemed unlikely in this transfer window.