And, as to be expected, a number of Palace fans have been reacting to the development on social media.
The 26-year-old is into the final 12 months of his Vicarage Road contract and has rejected a new five-year deal with the Hornets earlier this summer.
Would Hughes be a good signing for Palace?
The Eagles want a midfielder and two forwards between now and the end of the month to bolster Patrick Vieira’s squad, and it appears as if they have firmed up their interest in Hughes.
Palace have had an opening offer of £5m turned down but have no intention of increasing their bid, with the report claiming Watford are holding out for £12m.
Palace fans react
@CPFCtransfersHQ shared the development regarding Hughes on social media on Tuesday morning.
This is what these Eagles supporters had to say in reply…
“That asking price will fall. We’ll get him on deadline day for £8m, he’s in the final year of his deal.”
“Yup this is 100% a deadline day deal”
“If we spend £12m on Will Hughes after not spending a little extra on Armstrong I will be fuming. Look elsewhere please. A midfielder is not top priority, and he doesn’t drastically transform our midfield anyway.”
“pay the 12m”
“Come back to him in a week. Lookman is waiting”
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