Watford defender Juan Carlos Paredes linked with Trabzonspor move

The Hornets could be set to lose Juan Carlos Paredes to Turkish side Trabzonspor this summer.

Watford defender Juan Carlos Paredes linked with Trabzonspor move
Paredes could be on his way out of Vicarage Road this summer (Photo: Getty Images)

Watford defender Juan Carlos Paredes could be on his way out of Vicarage Road with Turkish side Trabzonspor keen to agree a deal this summer.

The Ecuador international has spent the last two seasons with the Hornets, but may not be part of new coach Walter Mazzarri’s plans for the coming season.

The defender has made 56 appearances in his two years with Watford (Photo: Getty Images)
The defender has made 56 appearances in his two years with Watford (Photo: Getty Images)

Defender could move away this summer

Paredes is under contract with Watford until 2019, and is highly thought of, however, has been linked with a move to the Turkish side since last month as per The Watford Observer.

It is believed that the Hornets will be willing to let the defender go if Trabzonspor make an offer in the region of £2 million.

The 28-year-old made 20 appearances for the Hornets last season, however, he has yet to win over supporters with his inconsistency throughout his time with the club.

It is likely that the formation that Mazzarri will go with next season is 3-5-2, and Parades’ future will be in doubt, as it is unclear how he would fit into those plans.

Zuniga would be a big signing for the Hornets (Photo: Getty Images)
Zuniga would be a big signing for the Hornets (Photo: Getty Images)

Signing Zuniga could mean the end for Paredes

Paredes moved to Deportivo Cuenca in 2007 from Barcelona SC, where he started his playing career, before going on to make 95 appearances in three years with Deportivo Quito.

He moved back to Barcelona SC, where he made 43 appearances in the 2013-14 season, and moved to the Hornets from Granada in 2014, despite not making a single appearance for the Spanish outfit.

The defender has made 56 appearances overall for Watford, but the Hornets have been heavily linked with a move for Napoli wing-back Juan Camilo Zuniga and his arrival may well spell the end for Paredes.

Elsewhere, the club are set to play their first pre-season friendly this summer on Sunday against Woking, who finished 12th in the National League last season.