Watford eyeing loan move for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers

The young Gunner is a target for the Hornets and they have already made an approach for the defender.

Watford eyeing loan move for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers
Chambers has been linked with a move to Vicarage Road (Photo: Getty Images)

Watford are considering a loan move for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, who will become their sixth summer signing if the transfer happens.

The 21-year-old moved to the Emirates Stadium from Southampton and has played in a number of positions across the back line, and would make an excellent addition to the Hornets’ squad.

It certainly would be an ambitious move for Chambers to try and lure him from their rivals, but the defender didn’t feature a great deal during the second-half of last season.

The defender has featured very little in the last six months (Photo: Getty Images)
The defender has featured very little in the last six months (Photo: Getty Images)

Defender has chance for fresh start

Chambers can play centre-half, right-back, but also in midfield, as he has done for the Gunners, but the chance of regular first-team football may be too much to turn down.

After spending 10 years coming through the youth ranks at the Saints Academy, the defender broke onto the scene back in 2012.

Chambers went on to make 22 appearances for the Saints before making his big move to the Gunners, where he has played 35 times in his two years with the club.

The defender also made 38 combined appearances for England’s Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 sides before being given his big chance by former national team manager Roy Hodgson in 2014.

Brice Dja Djedje signed for the Hornets yesterday (Photo: Getty Images)
Brice Dja Djedje signed for the Hornets yesterday (Photo: Getty Images)

Hornets have been busy this transfer window

The Hornets have been busy so far this transfer window, having signed Jerome Sinclair, Christian Kabasele, Isaac Success, Juan Camilo Zuniga (on loan), and Brice Dja Djedje.

The latter arrived on the scene only yesterday, and manager Walter Mazzarri appears to be building a squad that will be ready to succeed once more this coming season.

Mazzarri has a problem on his hands however, because he can only register 17 foreign players in his 25-man Premier League squad.

And the move for Chambers would make sense, but with 23 foreign players currently registered, it is difficult to see who the Italian boss will leave out.