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Watford rocked as Schalke bid £19 million for midfielder

Watford fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are hoping this move doesn’t slip away from them as a rival club have offered £19 million for their midfield target.

According to Tuttosport via talkSPORT, the Hornets have fallen behind Schalke in the race for Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina.

The Bundesliga side have tabled a £19 million offer as it has become apparent the Gabon international is looking to leave the Serie A champions.

Lemina arrived at the Juventus Stadium permanently for £7 million after an initial loan spell in Italy when was under contract with Marseille.

Schalke are now waiting for a response from Juve and punters in the Tavern get a sense that this may push Watford into making a transfer bid for the midfielder.

Juve initially set an asking price of £17 million and Schalke have smashed this target out of the park and it’s expected Watford will need to beat or at least match their bid.

Watford fans. Do you think you should spend at least £19 million on Mario Lemina? Let us know your thoughts below!

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