Carlos keen on Hornets switch
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Carlos Edwards' agent says the Luton star wants to move to rivals Watford.
Carlos Edwards' agent has told skysports.com that the Luton Town star is keen on a switch to local rivals Watford, although he is unaware of any firm bids from the Premiership new-boys for his client.
Mike Newell's Hatters have already rejected one approach from their bitter rivals, believed to be in the region of £450,000, for the versatile star who caught the eye at the World Cup finals with Trinidad and Tobago.
Widespread reports on Sunday claimed that Hornets boss Adrian Boothroyd is readying a second bid, as he looks to add to the acquisitions of Damien Francis and Chris Powell in preparation for a gruelling season of top flight football.
Whilst agent Mike Berry is unaware of Watford tabling an improved offer, he has conceded that winger Edwards, who is equally comfortable at full back, is keen to move to The Premiership with the Hertfordshire outfit.
"As far as Watford is concerned I'm not aware of the bids myself, other than I do know definitely, because I spoke to Adrian Boothroyd a couple of weeks ago, that Adrian wants him," Berry told skysports.com.
"Carlos is very keen [to play in The Premiership]. When he first came to England six years ago his ambition always was, as a kid in Trinidad, to play in The Premiership.
"Carlos has enjoyed his first season at Luton, they had a fantastic year finishing in the top ten and at one point having a chance of getting into the play-offs - a fantastic year.
"But as far as Watford is concerned of course he would like to play for Watford, they are in The Premiership, as simple as that, and he has told Mike Newell his views."
Edwards was vastly impressive during his debut season for The Hatters, but now looks set to continue his career at a higher level if The Hornets can match Luton's valuation of the player.
Newell has previously shown with Curtis Davies that he will not stand in the way of an ambitious player, and Berry believes the Hatters boss will ensure a conclusion that suits all parties.
"He's been there, done that, won the t-shirt Mike, he's won The Premiership with Blackburn," Berry added.
"He's a footballer through and through and I'm sure he'll do the right things for Carlos and for Luton."