Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores is poised to make his third major signing of the transfer window.
Fiorentina and Spain midfielder Mario Suarez is set to join the club for a fee of around £4.1m after he completes his medical at the club, according to Sky Sports.
Sky Source: Fiorentina's Mario Suarez arrives at Watford ground ahead of medical #SSNHQ
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 28, 2016
Flores has taken advantage of his connections in the Spanish market after he made Nordin Amrabat his first signing of the transfer window.
Suarez represents a major coup for Flores – he is an archetypal Spanish player, who has wonderful vision and passing. For Fiorentina, he has a remarkable 92.5% pass completion rate – the highest in Serie A.
Despite this, he has only started just five matches and will look to showcase his talents that saw him become a vital component in Diego Simeone’s Athletico Madrid team that won the La Liga title.
Mario Suárez: Has a better pass accuracy (92.5%) than any other player to start 5+ Serie A matches this season
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 28, 2016
Earlier, Flores said: “Mario Suarez is close. It is not finished. At the moment I don’t have official notice off the club that it is done.”
However despite this, he is set to sign a three-and-a-half-year with the Hornets and transfer fee is a bargain given the current financial climate in Europe.