Watford set to sign Benfica winger on loan

Andre Carrillo

Watford are set to complete the loan signing of Benfica winger Andre Carrillo.

Carrillo has worked previously with Watford manager Marco Silva, during their time together at Sporting.

The Peruvian only joined Benfica from Sporting last season and has so far struggled to make a significant impact at his new club.

His loan to Watford is expected to include an option for a permanent deal at around £13.5million, the Telegraph are reporting.

Carrillo, 26, can operate on the flank or behind the striker.


Watford boss Marco Silva has already made a number of solid additions to the squad, signing Tom Cleverley and Nathaniel Chalobah on permanent deals.

Record signing Andre Gray has also joined from Burnley, while 20-year-old Brazilian Richarlison provided the assist for Watford’s third goal on Saturday.

Watford made a positive start to the season after taking a point off Liverpool in a dramatic 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road.

Next up for Watford is an away trip to Bournemouth.