Watford to set signal former West Ham United midfielder Carlos Sanchez

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The Sun says Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez will join Watford today as the championship team look to strengthen their squad to increase their chances of promotion.

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The 35-year-old has been a free agent since leaving West Ham United at the end of his contract in June 2020 and appears to be on his way back to London.

Sanchez fought for 18 points in all competitions under Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes in the two seasons he spent with the Hammers.

Watford is keen to add his experience to their ranks and they hope he can help them get back to the top at the end of the campaign.

Xisco Munoz’s team is currently third in the championship table after 33 games, three points behind automatic promotions.

They will appreciate their chances of an immediate return to the Premier League and if they stay constant over the remaining 13 league games they could achieve their goal.

Sanchez impressed in the two seasons he spent at Aston Villa between 2014 and 2016. He played 56 games before joining Fiorentina on loan after relegation.

While it didn’t work out at West Ham, the South American midfielder is looking to prove himself again in England and Watford could give him the chance to play in the Premier League next season.

Sanchez is in the twilight of his career, however, and moving to an easier league might have been a smarter option.

Other news told West Ham how much it will have to pay to land that 20-goal killer this summer.

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