Watford are hoping to wrap up a deal for Kalmar striker Mileta Rajovic within the next 48 hours, reports journalist Adam Leventhal.
Watford look like they’re closing in what would be their sixth signing of the summer so far, with Kalmar striker Rajovic, 24, expected to arrive at Vicarage Road.
The Athletic’s Leventhal revealed the news on Twitter yesterday, stating that the Hornets ‘aim to conclude’ a deal for the 6ft 4in striker in the next 24 to 48 hours, with the Dane apparently set to sign a long-term contract with Watford.
He looks set to become Valerien Ismael’s sixth signing of the summer so far, joining the likes of Rhys Healey, Tom Ince, Jake Livermore, Jamal Lewis, and Giorgi Chakvetadze in signing for the Hornets this summer.
Rajovic currently plays his football in Sweden with top flight side Kalmar. The Allsvenskan season is well underway now and Rajovic is one of the leading scorers in the division, with seven goals in 20 league outings so far this season.
What Watford need?
It’s been a steady start to the new season for Watford, albeit with some mixed results.
It was always going to be extra tough for Ismael after losing both Joao Pedro and Ismaila Sarr, and seemingly being given very little of the incoming money to bolster his side.
But Rajovic looks like a permanent addition to the squad and a potentially exciting one. His stature and presence up top should suit the way that Ismael wants to play and at 24 years old, he’s at a good age too; young, but old enough to have some good experience behind him.
Watford return to action v Blackburn Rovers on Sunday, thoguh whether Rajovic signed before then remains to be seen.