Watford Transfer News: Iglaho heading out; New coach won’t be able to save relegation, John Barnes says

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Watford Football Club has survived the scare of relegation from the English Premier League. But, it was not enough to save their manager Quique Sanchez Flores’ job at the club. Uncertainties also surround the future of Watford’s Nigerian striker, Odion Jude Iglaho. The 26-year-old is touted to leave for bigger clubs this summer.

Iglaho however has revealed recently that he wishes to stay with his current team and wants to play in the Premier League. There is instability within the club after Flores lost his job, but the Nigerian believes that sticking around with the Hornets is the best thing to do at this stage of his career.

“I don’t think I will be leaving the Premier League because it suits me and I am happy. But you can never be sure because in football, last minute things happen forcing you to change your mind but for now I want to remain in the Premier League.” Iglaho said, as reported by

Another reason which is responsible for keeping the striker at Vicarage Road is the love of the fans. The Nigerian international is currently getting plenty of game time on the pitch which is making him love the club as well.

Meanwhile, former Watford player John Barnes has heavily criticized the clubs decision of letting manager Quique Sanchez Flores leave after finishing 13th on the Premier League table. The 52-year-old believes that the club would struggle to replicate the good result next season and that they will face relegation.

“You can’t come up, be relegation favorites and because you stayed up, then say ’Let’s look to push on’. You have to consolidate; regularly finishing in the next four or five years in mid-table – then you can look to push on.” Barnes mentioned, as reported by Watford Observer.

He also mentioned that Watford will find it tough to finish fourth from the bottom next season.

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