Watford ace Obbi Oulare in talks to join Standard Liege on loan with view to permanent deal

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WATFORD’S £6million striker Obbi Oulare is in talks to join Standard Liege.

The 22-year-old is wanted on loan with a view to a permanent move.

Obbi Oulare might have to return to Belgium after failing to make an impact on the Premier League
Obbi Oulare might to return to Belgium to rebuild his career after failing to make an impact on the Premier League in three years with Watford
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Liege coach Michel Preud’homme bossed the Belgium Under-21 star at his first side, Club Brugge, and gave him his senior debut.

But Oulare has played just three times for the Hornets since signing from Belgian giants Brugge in 2015 on a five-year deal.

Preud’homme said: “Obbi Oulare will be a bonus for us.

We have three strikers we can count on, and he will offer us something different.

Giant frontman Obbi Oularé has again been left on the sidelines by Watford this season
Giant frontman Obbi Oularée knows he will have few opportunities with Watford
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Obbi Oulare seems set to return to Belgium on loan with Standard Liege ahead of a possible permanent deal
Obbi Oulare seems set to return to Belgium initially on loan, with Standard Liege
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“In peak form and condition he has skill, strength and heading ability.

“If we can get him we will have an extra weapon in our attack.”

Watford have already loaned the 6ft 4ins hitman out to his home-country clubs Zulte Waregem and Royal Antwerp, plus Dutch side Willem II.

Obbi Oularé has struggled to break through with Watford and has had three loan spells back away over the past two years
Obbi Oularé has struggled to break through with Watford and has had three loan spells back away over the past two years
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And he visited Standard last Friday for discussions.

Oulare is well down the pecking order at Vicarage Road.

And as Javi Gracia’s side have won their first two Premier League games, against Brighton and Burnley, he might feel he is unlikely to get another chance soon.

Oulare was born in Waregem but his father Souleymane was capped 12 times by Guinea, shining for Fenerbahce but flopping with Stoke between 2001-3.

Belgium Under-21 striker Obbi Oularé launched his career with Clubb Brugge, where he played under current Standard Liege boss Michel Preud'homme
Belgium Under-21 striker Obbi Oularé launched his career with Clubb Brugge, where he played under current Standard Liege boss Michel Preud’homme
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Obbi Oularé was with Club Brugge for a year before joining Watford in 2015
Obbi Oularé was with Club Brugge for a year before joining Watford in 2015
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