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Former Manchester United star on trial at Watford

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Federico Macheda could come to London

Watford are eyeing a move for former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda.

The Hornets have taken the forward on trial after he left Cardiff last summer. He’s been without a club since. However, as part of his trial, the Italian scored a penalty for Watford’s Under-23’s on Tuesday in a 4-2 loss against Hull.

He’s available outside of the window due to being a free agent, and Walter Mazzari sees him as ideal cover for Troy Deeny, Odion Ighalo and Isaac Success.

Macheda made a name for himself in 2009, contributing to United’s title winning campaign. But since then, he’s been on the move a lot and has had mixed fortunes at several clubs. He was loaned out by United to 5 different clubs including Sampdoria, VFB Stuttgart and Doncaster Rovers. He moved permanently to Cardiff City in 2014, but went out on loan a year later to Nottingham Forest.

He was sent back to Cardiff where he was eventually released this summer, and is now free to go to any club who wants him.

 

By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10

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