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Steven Berghuis knows he’s attracting interest from Feyenoord

Watford winger Steven Berghuis says he is aware of interest from Feyenoord as his stock continues to rise following three appearances for Holland.

Berghuis came on as a substitute against the Republic of Ireland and then claimed an assist in games against Poland and Austria, raising question marks about just why Quique Sanchez Flores denied him a Premier League start. Good enough for Holland but not good enough for Watford, it seems. Berghuis, we understand, pushed for a move back to AZ Alkmaar in the winter, during an enforced spell in the wilderness, but was told to forget about a temporary return to Holland. PSV Eindhoven were in for him last summer, too. Now, it seems, another Dutch giant is looking to end his spell in the Premier League after just one season.

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“I’ve also heard that Feyenoord are interested, but as far as I know, there is nothing concrete came in,” Berghuis told V. “We’ll wait, but I certainly still feel confident that I can succeed at Watford.”

If Watford refused to let Berghuis leave when he was out of favour, they are unlikely to allow the 24-year-old, who is contracted until 2019, to depart now he is flavour of the month.

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“I think Watford is still a great club,” he said. “I do not want to give up and I will fight for my place, but there must be perspective. If there is not, I would look elsewhere where I can look forward to playing. It was a difficult year at Watford. I trained hard and well, but got limited playing time. I felt helpless, but it turns out what confidence can do to you. It felt good to get out at Oranje.”