Hor­nets fancy a Cor­net

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Sports - BY NEIL FISSLER

WAT­FORD are ready to make a club record £25mil­lion of­fer to land Lyon’s highly rated winger Maxwel Cor­net.

Boss Javi Gra­cia is keen to build on a good start to the sea­son by strength­en­ing his squad dur­ing this trans­fer win­dow.

The Ivo­rian winger (above) has caught the eye for Lyon this sea­son and caused Premier League cham­pi­ons Manch­ester City prob­lems in the Cham­pi­ons League.

Lyon don’t want to lose Cor­net, who is un­der con­tract un­til 2021, but can­not com­pete with the wages the Hor­nets will be able to of­fer him.

Cor­net, who came through the Lyon youth sys­tem, is frus­trated at what he views as a lack of play­ing time this sea­son, which has seen him make only 12 ap­pear­ances.

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