Watford are set to swoop in for Hull City defender Andrew Robertson under the noses of Premier League rivals Burnley, according to The Sun.

Burnley have been interested in signing Robertson for a while this summer but are yet to agree a deal with Hull.  It is understood that Burnley have been trying to agree how the £8 million for the defender would be paid and this means that Watford have now swept in.

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Robertson played under Silva last season and was a key player in what turned out to be an unsuccessful fight against relegation.  The left-back made 39 appearances in all competitions, and impressed with his performances both going forward and defending down the left side of the pitch.

Hull completed the signing of Robertson back in July 2014 for a fee of £2.85 million from Scottish side Dundee United.  He made 24 Premier League appearances during his debut season with the club and was key in their promotion campaign the following season, making 52 appearances in all competitions.

Robertson is also a regular for the Scottish national side, having made 15 appearances and scored one goal since his debut in 2014.

It is understood that Robertson is keen to make the move back up to the Premier League this summer and would like to sign for Burnley.  However, Burnley have recently been linked with out-of-contract Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor, which could cast doubt on their move for Robertson.

The £8 million fee and Robertson’s personal terms are within Watford’s budget and so they could swoop in under the noses of Burnley and complete the deal.  Robertson may be tempted by the opportunity to play under Marco Silva once again.

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