Malaga owner Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani has confirmed that Nordin Amrabat will leave the club this month, with Watford his likely destination. This would free up £6.7m in funds to allow a bid for Mauro Zarate.
The Watford Observer claims the Hornets are ready to meet the winger’s €8.8m release clause, and the owner concedes he is powerless to deny the player dream move to the Premier League.
He is quoted as saying: “ I want to clarify some things about Nordin Amrabat, I’m not and [I] will not think of selling the player, but everyone must understand this.“[He] told me ‘this is my dream!
“I can’t say to him ‘you can’t go’. We are human beings. I hope everyone knows that very well.”
ClaretandHugh have been told whilst there have been no firm bids for the Argentinian, the club is ready to listen to bids for him. Malaga have long been linked with Zarate who thus far in his 11 year career has moved either permanently or on loan eight times.
A senior insider told ClaretandHugh: “There has been no official approach from anywhere” that was quickly followed by the source adding: “It wouldn’t be a great surprise to be honest were we to get one later on in the window. Should bids come in then we will certainly be ready to listen.”